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AIBU? expect people not to bring friends out on an evening out with me?

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FourJays · 22/05/2007 09:28

DS1 is in reception and it is a lovely year and I've organised a couple of mum's nights out at the pub so we can all get to know each other better.
One girl who I have known about 7 years has always arranged to meet other people (not mums at the school) on these night's out. Now I wouldn't dream of just bringing people along on a night out with new mates. Last time she brought out some-one who isn't a mum and doesn't really like kids and this time it is some-one whose kids don't go to our school. It's meant to be a reception night out! I feel it's kind of missing the point!

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jenk1 · 22/05/2007 11:30

tricky this one isnt it.
on the one hand she might feel a bit shy and want someone there for kind of moral support but on the other if that person doesnt like children and the other person.s children dont go to your school, well i can see how it would be a bit awqward (sp) as there would be one person "not really involved".

sorry not much help here, just didnt want your post to go unanswered.


saadia · 22/05/2007 11:43

Yes it is a funny one. I think it is odd to bring other people and I don't think you are BU, and I think it is missing the point, but at the same time it shouldn't affect everyone else's enjoyment of the evening.


Saturn74 · 22/05/2007 11:50

I think it would be rude to bring someone else along if it was held at your house.
But in a pub, it's not really a big deal, IMO.
Perhaps you need to make it clearer that it's for parents of children in your DS's school year only, or hold it somewhere different ie: a private house, if it really bothers you?


nappyaddict · 22/05/2007 11:52

i wouldn't mind as long as they asked if it was ok.


Scotia · 22/05/2007 11:54

I'd just think the more the merrier.


dinosaur · 22/05/2007 11:57

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FourJays · 22/05/2007 12:10

See your point, not sure I like being "combined" though.....

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helenhismadwife · 23/05/2007 13:06

I can see your point but I actually think it is the person who is invited who is most likely to feel uncomfortable as they are the odd one out

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