Last week, my 9 year old DS handed out invites to his birthday party. The same day (Tuesday) he handed them out, this boy called my son to see if he could come over. I said no because we don't do play dates or overnights during the week. This is a well established rule in our house. The next day, I had 3 missed calls all from the same number. I then found 3 voicemails from the mother asking if her son could come over the following day. I called her back and told her we work full time, and aren't home during the day. My DS goes to my mom's or sisters. She then asked if her son could go WITH him. Uh... no.
Not a day has gone by when I haven't had a call from them asking if he could come over. I have explained over and over that we don't host during the week and we have a very busy schedule, but she continues to call. When I don't return her calls, she leaves voicemails that sound like she's pissed off. Never once has she invited my son over, she just wants to leave me to watch her kid "because there's a trampoline and pool" at my house & nothing for them to do at hers.
I don't want to get a bad rapport with a kid that Ben could potentially be really good friends with, (at the moment, he said he barely knows him). So how to I tell her to piss off... nicely?
Answer by kmath at 10:42 AM on Jun. 14, 2013
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Answer by missanc at 11:00 AM on Jun. 14, 2013
Answer by hellokittykat at 11:05 AM on Jun. 14, 2013
How about setting a definite date for them to play together & specify the hours as well. That should shut her up for a while.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:47 AM on Jun. 14, 2013
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Answer by louise2 at 12:20 PM on Jun. 14, 2013