I was dropping my ds off at pre-school this morning and while we waited outside waiting to be let in one of the mothers was complaining to anyone that would listen that her dd would be missing the end of term party and leavers presentation as they are going on holiday so wont be here on the last day of term! She said it was ok last year as they had had it mid week so everybody could go (not sure what was meant by that) She was also moaning and saying to her dd but thats ok you had fun at the last one didn't you and mentioning to everyone how it was her last end of term party as she would be going to school in Sept. Poor little girl looked so sad that she was missing out. So AIBU to think that if missing the end of term party is such an issue for this lady she should have waited until the holidays to start before going away or at least checked with the pre-school first before booking anything!And that maybe she shouldn't keep mentioning it to her dd as she feels she is missing out on fun with her friends?
What a stupid woman to upset her daughter like that. Furthermore, seeing as they are actually going on holiday, unlike many families this year, she has a bloody cheek intimating (because presumably that's what she was doing) that all other parents should somehow feel "guilty" that their children might enjoy said party.
"They had had it mid week so everybody could go" - I think she meant that SHE could go. I bet there were other children who don't do pre-school on the day in question who didn't go to the party because they do something else. But of course their parents didn't kick up a fuss so she didn't know that.
Of course you aren't BU - she is a silly woman who wants the world to revolve around her. Her choice to book the holiday.
Thats right Niecie. The party is scheduled for a Friday and not all children attend pre-school on that day so we have booked the hall downstairs to allow a higher number of children to attend and got the committee in to make up the ratios so that everyone can go if they want. Some children cant come as are away or have other activities or childcare on that day but those parents have just sent back the slip with sorry can't attend and haven't even mentioned to their dc. We have a policy at the pre-school that we don't go on about any activities as not all children can attend and therefore they don't feel left out for example the supervisors would never say 'see you all at the party tomorrow!' She was moaning to a different set of parents when I picked up ds earlier
I suppose she just thought it would be the same this year as last - reasonable assumption.Really can't imagine why anyone would be that bothered about missing poxy end of term pre-school party when they are away on holiday.Nowt so queer as folk !