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To think my old schoolfriend should not have brought her family to reunion

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Summerbreezing Sun 04-May-14 09:49:29

A group of us who hung around together at school have kept in intermittent touch over the years. However, due to distance, family commitments and work we haven't managed to meet up as a full group in years. Recently, however, circumstances meant we were all going to be in our home town on the same weekend and arranged to meet up for an early dinner on the Sat. before one of the group had to catch a train home.

Five of us arrived and were seated with glasses of wine wondering where no 6 was. Next thing in she arrived with a buggy, two other kids and her DH. She was all smiles and 'hope you don't mind, but we were at the art gallery and it was much handier for us all to come. Kids haven't eaten blah blah'. So instead of a nice couple of hours reminiscing and having a good laugh, we spent the time having to try and include her DH, put up with constant interruptions from her DC aged 10 ,8 and 2 and watch our Ps & Qs.

AIBU to think her DH could have taken the kids to McDs or somewhere (there was actually a family friendly pizza place right beside the restaurant we were in) rather than her entire family gatecrashing what was supposed to be a girls only reunion?

Summerbreezing Mon 05-May-14 16:20:38

Why would it be any different if it was a male outing different. It would be just as odd for a woman to go to a husband's 'all boys' school reunion as it was for this guy and his kids to turn up at our's.

And don't be ridiculous. No one suggested that her dh and dcs shouldn't eat. I even said in my OP that there was a child friendly pizza restaurant right next door to the place we were eating in.

RufusTheReindeer Mon 05-May-14 17:27:40


I would have been disappointed and probably whinged for days maybe even weeks

Summerbreezing Mon 05-May-14 20:48:44

I thought we'd clarified this Stealth. We had texted re table booked for six, and just to reinforce - myself and others had also texted ' yes DM can babysit' 'DH will come home early from golf and collect kids from soccer so I can be there at 5.30' etc. There was no ambiguity.

Ragwort Mon 05-May-14 21:05:33

Surely the DH and DC would have been bored senseless at this sort of occasion - can't bear 'extras' turning up like that. But I have a really close friend who finds it hard to do anything without her DH - it annoys me intensly - I would love to spend an evening with her, out for a meal or similar, but she always brings her DH along (even though I leave my DH at home grin) - he is a lovely chap but it just changes the dynamics of the evening.

StealthPolarBear Mon 05-May-14 21:09:24

Summer did you mean that for me? I admitted I was wrong early yesterday smile All my posts since have been silliness

Summerbreezing Mon 05-May-14 21:16:02

Really sorry stealth blush. Glitch on my internet and one of your old posts came up as a recent one. Then internet froze on me so couldn't apologise quickly before you saw my last, totally out of kilter post. Sorry!

StealthPolarBear Mon 05-May-14 21:31:23

ahhh gremlins. I work in IT and that is a technical term

Summerbreezing Mon 05-May-14 21:38:10

Well thanks for being so nice about it. Am a bit mortified (but end of bank holiday wine numbing that a bit. If you were here would offer you wine).

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