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08/10/2013 at 17:26
Needing some advice. My son has a good friend at school who for three years promised to invite him to his party. My son was never invited although the other child was always invited to my son's party. after 3 years I stopped inviting the other boy b/c it upset my son that he was being promised then left out. The mother would always give some lame excuses that bordered on being hurtful and acting like our children hardly played together when I know they play every day at school. she has also said hurtful comments about me & my son to my face as well as behind my back.
anyway now this boy has 'invited' my son again this year, but there has been no paper invite, no text from the parents and the parents haven't even said hello to me in the past few weeks, never mind telling me about the party. Another mother asked if my son was going but I said no b/c the parents haven't said anything to me and made no attempt to talk to me about the party. She feels its my responsibility to approach the parent and ask and says she thinks the boy's mum mentioned my son's name when she listed off who is attending. I don't feel that I should have to ask and feel its actually a bit presumptive to do so as nothing has been said to me. and I really don't want this person saying something hurtful to me or my son if he really isn't invited.
what should I do?
08/10/2013 at 17:42
Wow what a lovely lady.
Unless she apporaches you with an invitation I'd take it as your son isn't invited and will not be attending despite hearsay from this other parent.
08/10/2013 at 17:52
Agree with Belle, I also wouldn't ask her if your son is invited. Shame for your son though if he does play with him. She doesn't sound like a very nice person
08/10/2013 at 18:16
God no don't ask.
08/10/2013 at 18:40
thanks ladies. that's what OH says as well but this other Mum made me feel like I was being silly. I never asked the boy's mum why my son wasn't invited in previous years, she would come up to me to explain why - and then come up with the lame excuses. My son wants to invite him again this year and I've agreed, we'll see if he even turns up
08/10/2013 at 18:44
Agree with Belle, I would presume your son wasn't invited and wouldn't be going unless he had a paper invite.
09/10/2013 at 13:23
No don't ask! It sounds like this other mother is stirring things up. I would just presume your son isn't invited and leave it at that. It's a shame when the little ones feel hurt though!
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