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Should I force DD to invite someone she claims is no longer a friend?

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pipWereRabbit Fri 16-Oct-09 20:51:58

DDs 6th birthday party is looming and we are having only about 10 children round to our house for an old-fashioned party games and tea type party.

I'm trying to get DD to finalise the invites as I don't really know who she really enjoys playing with at school (all sorts of names are mentioned off and on).

But one girl is causing a dilemma - and I need your advice.

DD and girl were best friends throughout reception year, but things turned sour when my DD was invited to the girl's party a few weeks ago. She was the only non-family member and the girl ignored her and did not play with her.

Since then DD has told me often that the girl no longer plays with her at school and ignores DDs attempts to play.

DD is adamant that she does not want this girl at her party. Tonight she said that the girl 'does not play with me, ignores me and is nasty'.

However, I can see it causing problems for DD and upset for the girl if she is not invited. Especially as I have a horrible suspicion that they may have made up again by DD party date. After all they are only 5/6 yo and not experienced in the niceties of social invitations.

SO what do you all think - should we invite DDs ex-friend?

pipWereRabbit Fri 16-Oct-09 21:44:50

Perhaps I should have put this in AIBU... but as I don't know what to do I'm not sure I've actually been unreasonable - yet. smile

liliputlady Sat 17-Oct-09 21:50:37

I'd probably go for an easy life and invite her if you can talk your DD round, it might help heal the rift.

pipWereRabbit Sat 17-Oct-09 22:05:51

Many thanks liliputlady - that's what I'm thinking. It's so hard.

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