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To be utterly pissed off that ds's school friend's mother fed him a dairylea triangle for his supper?

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ihatedairyLea Fri 11-Jul-08 20:18:04

Namechanger having a rant ok?

I have looked after her ds for the whole of the term- she was very grateful and ds was delighted that his mate came and stayed for tea once a week. She told me that her son was very fussy about food and she didn't feed him any junk- she gave me an idea of the stuff he likes to eat (although most of the time when I served something up he would ask me what it was hmm) But didn't seem fussy in way , shape or form.

I was a bit stuck today and she said she would collect ds from school. He has only just gone to bed now because he was so hungry he would have eaten a dried up old turd and has blitzed the contents o f the fridge. When I asked what he'd had to eat all afternoon he told me dairylea cheese FFS.

I called her to find out what else he had eaten and she confirmed that's what they both ate because she didn't have anything else in. Hw tricky is it to make a bit of toast or at least tell me he was hungry/didn't eat.

I may aswell have MUG written on my head. I feel like such a twit and that she has completely taken me for a ride.

micci25 Fri 11-Jul-08 20:22:22

hmm if it was a last minute thing maybe she genuinely had nothing in and didnt want to drag your ds and her ds to the supermarket? and perhaps she didnt want to go down the route of fish and chips incase it upset you!

i agree though she should have given them more than that but she was doing you a favour so i dont think you would be able to say anything without coming off ungratefull!

southeastastra Fri 11-Jul-08 20:22:53

she's only got dairylea triangles to eat?

posieflump Fri 11-Jul-08 20:22:59

but maybe she genuinely didn't have anything in? Was it short notice? Maybe the kids didn't ask / want toast? It's hard to tell exactly what happened after the event iyswim

FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 20:23:45

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googgly Fri 11-Jul-08 20:25:12

could have gone to the shop on the way home and bought a loaf of bread?

ConnorTraceptive Fri 11-Jul-08 20:25:30

I know it was last minute but what was she going to feed her own son?

She should have atleast said that he'd not eaten.

TotalChaos Fri 11-Jul-08 20:25:34

YANBU - presuming it was literally one triangle and nothing else offered.

ConnorTraceptive Fri 11-Jul-08 20:25:35

I know it was last minute but what was she going to feed her own son?

She should have atleast said that he'd not eaten.

morningpaper Fri 11-Jul-08 20:26:05


FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 20:26:22

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janeite Fri 11-Jul-08 20:26:29

But if you'd just asked her to pick him up from school, she probably thought you'd be feeding him later.

I think you're being unreasonable sorry; she was doing you a favour.

ihatedairyLea Fri 11-Jul-08 20:26:41

He told her she was hungry, she told him to eat more cheese. Like a mug I am feeding her kid frou-frou a la to her taste with mung bean sides. angry

Last minute as in I couldn't have him today and told her yesterday.

morningpaper Fri 11-Jul-08 20:27:27

Hmmm well I sometimes have children to play-dates but we eat as a family at 6

Perhaps they eat later as a family, and he was busy playing?

IllegallyBrunette Fri 11-Jul-08 20:27:31

I just fancy a dairylea triangle now, haven't had one for years.

Foxymolly Fri 11-Jul-08 20:27:33

What is wrong with a dairlee triangle?

margoandjerry Fri 11-Jul-08 20:27:56

It's very odd to give a child a single dairylea triangle for tea but maybe they said they weren't hungry or there was toast on the table that they ignored or something.

I can't believe she had an entirely empty fridge apart from two single dairylea triangles.

It is a bit odd but she hasn't "taken you for a ride" - that's a bit of an odd reaction I'd say. Surely you don't actually think she was actually trying to get a nourishing meal for her son off you once a week and to deliberately fail to pay back by only giving your son something worth 12p?

OomphreyCushion Fri 11-Jul-08 20:28:43

I would be annoyed, as DS2 is allergic to triangles.
And dairy.
It makes things very tricky.
<<scoffs all traces of toblerone within a 10 mile radius>>

micci25 Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:00

waht time were you due to collect him? i do dinner here at 5:30pm - 6pm ish a snack after school is generally something small like a yoghurt.

if i was picking up a friends dc i would necassarily make dinner early unless they actually said "can you pick up x and give them dinner?" id otherwise presume they would be having dinner at home once collected!

perhaps the triangle was just an after school snack and she thought that you would be feeding ds once you collected him?

TotalChaos Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:11

I can see why OP thinks her friend was taking the piss -as if you say that your kid only eats wonderful stuff for dinner - but it turns out that she regards dairlylea as a balanced dinner, there's a discrepancy somewhere.

Swedes Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:29


Get over yourself. I hope she gave them a line can of coke for pud.

posieflump Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:40

yes it is up to you if you serve him mungo beans nstead of dairylea, with or without toast

this thread makes me lol

it's not the end of the world, he came home hungry, you fed him. Don't make it into smething bigger otherwise you won't have her to call on in an emergency

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:45

surely the first thing he said to you when you collected him was he was hungry

i think it is just one of those things never mind you had some food in at least smile

ihatedairyLea Fri 11-Jul-08 20:29:55

he told her he was hungry


DeeRiguer Fri 11-Jul-08 20:30:10

i dont think you are being unreasonable actually
you helped her out for a long time
if she had known since yesterday.. baked beans and toast is easy and filling
i hate dairylea too and feel your ire..

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