I had to break up with a Mom this week.
Have you ever had to do that?
There were just too many things that I didn’t agree with, too many things that impacted my child when our children were together.
It was not a fun thing to do at all.
I had to tell her that I didn’t think it would be a good idea for our girls to play together outside of school anymore.
I am not a perfect parent, but any means. I let my kids stay up too late, they don’t always eat their veggies and sometimes we have important conversations after they see something on tv (see a meth-lab blow up on tv…”Boo…don’t do drugs, things blow up when you do” I know…Mom of year here!). But there are some thing that I just don’t do, and that is what made this choice an easy one.
I have expectations for my kids, and for their friends when they are at my house. I don’t take attitude very well, don’t handle rudeness or any lack of respect. I lay down the law whenever a child walks into my house, even the cousins, because I don’t want anyone surprised. I have only had to call a parent once to pick up their child early, and now the story has gone full circle.
I don’t blame the child, don’t even really blame the parents but I have to control the people that my children are exposed to while I can. It won’t be long before I will lose the control on this, where Boo will no longer see the people the way that I do.
There are very few moments where we can teach our children the right way to treat another child, and this was one of them. Boo and I learned an important lesson this week, one that hopefully will carry with us for sometime.