IsabelC Posted September 3, 2012 Share Posted September 3, 2012 (edited) Does anyone have the issues of: 1. Great kids, but don't get on with parents. OK, I can be a grown up and have a respectful acquaintance with the parent of my kid's friend, but it's not ideal. This can go both ways, either me not liking to spend time with them, or them apparently not approving of me (or my parenting methods or educational approach). 2. Great mum, horrible children. For instance there is one woman who is one of the loveliest people I have met, but one of her children can be quite *****y. She makes it pretty clear that my kids aren't good enough. 3. They don't want to spend time with all of us. My most social kid gets along really well with another kid, but the family doesn't particularly welcome my other kids to do stuff with them. They are happy for me to leave dd at their house while I go do something else, but whenever this happens my other dd gets upset that she wasn't invited. I would love to have a group of friends where dh and I love the parents, and all the kids love each other, and we can hang out as families. Is this unrealistic? I was just wondering because I don't remember it all being so tricky when I was a kid. I had friends at school, I would go and stay at their houses and it was fine that we ignored their siblings. My mother knew the parents of every kid I went to school with, but they weren't her especial friends. My parents had other friends, and sometimes we got together and I was expected to play with the kids of my parents' friends, but it didn't matter that those mostly weren't my favorite people. Maybe it's just different because of homeschooling. You have a smaller pool of friends to see regularly, and they are possibly more opinionated, and there's less capacity to do things separately with separate kids. A school mother could take her preschooler to visit other little kids while the older kids are at school, for example, whereas I have all the kids with me 95% of the time. Edited September 3, 2012 by Hotdrink Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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