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Blogger Participation Part II

Blogger Participation Part II. Finish this sentence.

After helping a neighbor transport her daughter to and from Vacation Bible School all week, (which also included playtime and lunch at MY house after), I received some news from my neighbors 7 year old daughter regarding my girls.
This young child took me aside and shared the information that my daughters were not welcome at their house. It seems that my daughters, 7 & 10, were so disobedient (her words) at a recent drop-off that they are not welcome back until they are obedient (her words again).
It seems that my daughters love for the 2 new kittens at their house distracted them from leaving the first 2 times the mother directed them out of the house. This is my daughters 'disobedience'.
If this neighbor chooses to call me what I would love to say to her is '...'

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20 comments:

  1. Get your panties out of that WAD and relax as a parent why don't you!

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  2. i tend to swear a lot, so i'm not sure if i should tell you what i would say! LOL

    i would say, "Who shoved that stick way up your arse? Somebody really should pull it out of there."

    I really think that mom has issues. I can't even imagine life for her children. :-/

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  3. "Looks like you've got a great career ahead as a prison guard, sweetie."

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  4. Is this the SAME parent as the other one? If SO, I would say,"OMG I am so sorry, you must be absolutely BESIDE yourself!" When she says, "Why?" you cover your mouth and say, "You don't know yet? Oh, I don't want to be the one to tell you." She'll insist then you say, "I can't believe your immediate neighbor is a registered sex offender!! Are you going to move? I totally would if I were right next to that sicko! I know a really good realtor if you need one!"

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  5. ...all I can think of is "you beeyatch." I had a similar experience ten years ago with a mom who refused to let my son enter her home anymore because my son "didn't play with Zachary." Apparently the two boys played beside one another, as boys will, but that wasn't good enough.
    (They were three years old.) I kept my mouth shut so as to not interfere with the friendship that existed between our two daughters, and still does. But I have never had anything to do with her since, and when our two girls do get together, the shlepping and the arranging is all her job.

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  6. I wish I could think of something Zen to say...but I just can't think of anything nice...so I am keeping my mouth shut... (I think that's a first!).

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  7. OMG- I would never talk to her again! Are her kids perfect?

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  8. OMG- I would never talk to her again! Are her kids perfect?

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  9. I think I would apologize so profusely as to make her think the whole thing is stupid, which it is. I'd probably tell her I had grounded the kids as well. You know, the whole reverse psycology thing. Make her talk ME off the ledge and tell me I'm nuts so maybe she realizes SHE's nuts!

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  10. Oh thank you for calling me! I have been meaning to call you and let you know that my kids aren't allowed at your house anymore. I am sure you know why, but I don't want to talk about it anymore so you have a nice day....then hang up.

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  11. Goodness, I'm afraid I can't chat right now. I, unfortunately, heard through the grapevine that my children were disobenient and so I've started immediate correction of the problem. Right now I have them kenneled while I wait for hubby to get back with the shock collars... As soon as they are obedient, we'll be happy to reward them with a handful of liver snaps... Goodness knows we don't want disobedient children running loose in the community.

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  12. Hee hee hee to Gettysburg Mom! I can't think of anything nice to say about the 7 year old brat - oops! I let one slip. Yeah, little girls that are distracted by kitties... what are you teaching your kids! Geez!!

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  13. if you think THAT is disobedient, then you ain't seen nothin'! LOL

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  14. Wow, Ann...that is a tough one. Actually it would be all I could do not to march on over there and talk to her directly about it. I am not one that "waits" for the other one to do something about it, but I would, as diplomatically as possible try and iron it out with this neighbor...especially since you want to make sure that you are setting an example for ALL the kids (since they are already aware of what's going on).

    I know I know...what you WANT to say, but say it in your head...if all else fails kill her with kindness.

    OUCH!!! That is a tricky situation!

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  15. " Oh, my isn't it wonderful that you have the kind of home my children feel so comfortable in? They just love being at your house and that means you have a great home environment!"....and then this "It is alot like how your little girl feels SO COMFORTABLE with me- to even come over and complain about my kids, and tell me all about how unhappy you are with them. I have learned A LOT from your daughter!"

    She will be confused at this point and not know if you have complimented her or insulted her. Which in reality you will be doing BOTH

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  16. I would want to tell her is a ridiculous cow...but I would probably just not bother to answer the phone and talk smack behind her back to anyone who will listen.
    Because I am passive agressive like that...

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  17. "Oh, I didn't know that you're related to Oscar the Grouch. Are you related to Scrooge too, by any chance?"

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  18. Blogger Participation Time is a great idea. We should have more of these.

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  19. Ann- how DID you end up handing this? As much as I am a total smart a$$ I realize that most of what we want to say would be totally inappropriate. I think I would honestly just tell her I need to ask her a question and then say, "Did my children do something inappropriate while playing at your home?" Then let HER either tell you or deny it. Take your lead from her and leave the kiddos out of it.

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  20. Wow. Just WOW. I followed through to this post from your one today about the letter that you got from her... And to play it on the safe-side, I'm pretty sure I would kind of ignore it like you're doing. HOWEVER, I'm really bothered by her using her daughter as a go-between. Keep us updated on how it plays out, hon!

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