Thursday, July 15, 2010

Frustration

Last night I had the strangest thing happen. A mother of one of our boys friends called me to ask a question. She needed some information about a certain topic. Once that topic was through she started commenting on her children. She has two boys that are both friends with my boys. During one point of the conversation she called one of her children a name. I stopped her from continuing and said to her that I didn't feel that was very nice. She immediately took offence and it was off and running. The problem with the whole conversation is that she was not herself and had been drinking. There was no reasoning with her so I chose to end the conversation. All I kept saying was I found her name calling offensive. Instead of just letting it go a almost 3 hour confrontation ensued with me continuing to just say the same thing over and over until I refused to answer her any longer. This is a person that never calls me. She won't even pick up the phone when I call her. She gets back to me when she has time. The whole thing has just made me sad. Her younger son is our youngest son's best friend. Hopefully this will not change that, but I do not want our boys at her house any longer. Not a fun situation.However, I do not think I would change a thing. A mother putting her children down to someone else is terribly uncalled for. I 'm not perfect by any means. But, this really bothers me.

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

My opinion ... you were justified to speak up, but you should have ended the conversation right then and there instead of letting her continue and get you more upset. I'm sorry this had to happen at all.

Praying today will be a better day!

Laura said...

Oooh... that's a tough situation. But good for you for standing up for her son and cutting her off before she said things she shouldn't. More people need to be like you!