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For thinking this mum is a bit precious over her daughter

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MamaMaiasaura Thu 20-Sep-07 16:23:10

Background is that ds is friends with this ladys dd. I would say as mums we get on, say hi etc. Before summer break kids saw a fair bit of eachother but both of us been busy and the kids have grown apart although friendly with eachother still. The little girls mum however does tend to brood over what other people say/do, I know this as she has chewed my ear about others and I have listened.

Since kids been back she has been a little off and has commented to another mum how I dash out of playground. Basically I have been very busy with life stuff so not been hanging around. Anyway we had a chat this morning, nothing deep just chit chat and all seems well.


I went to collect ds from school (forgetting he has after school club blush) and this ladys daughter runs up to me saying ds has got a smilie face turned over today in a rather gleeful manner (not good to have smilie face turned over btw and ds has never had one turned over before). I said, please dont tell tales, I will let ds tell me.

Turns out the 'whole' class had them turned over. The girls mum comes marching over asking what problem is, I said no problem and recounted what was said. She got really shitty and said her daughter told her that she had told me it was the whole class.

Tbh I dont understand her attitude as I didnt reprimand her daughter at all. She is in a complete mood now and I am at a loss what to do. I dont count her as a close friend and tbh I dont really want her as one. I dont want an atmosphere tho and wouldnt want her dd and my ds not play together because of this.

lucyellensmum Thu 20-Sep-07 16:28:32

dont sweat it, i guess i would have just kept my mouth shut though and not said the don't tell tales bit then waited for ds to tell you. Im sure it will be quickly forgotten about. Oh the joys of playground politics.

sugarmatches Sat 22-Sep-07 18:08:28

Ughh, the playground. As a parent, it seems worse now then it was when I was at school.

One of my dd's "best friends" is always running up to me to tell me what dd did to her that day. She runs ahead so she can get to me before dd does. It gets really old. I know I am not the only person she does it to because I have seen it with a few other people.
This girls mum got really shirty when I said "girls will be girls" and she said I needed to have a bit more control. I just nodded and have avoided them both ever since.

MamaGabriellaMontez Sat 22-Sep-07 18:12:38


shje's a silly cow

Elasticwoman Sun 23-Sep-07 11:31:19

You are right, the other mum was being precious. Maybe she was having an off day.
If she gets like that again, compose your face into calm expression, count to 3 and reflect back what she said, eg "So even though you weren't there, you know better than I do what your child just said to me?"

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