My daughter had a new neighbor girl over to play this afternoon. I've met the mom a few times at the pool and really like her, and I think we could end up building a good friendship. I don't have many mom friends around here, and I don't want to ruin the chance of making one by going to her now with a tale of her daughter's misdeeds. But while the little girl was here, she asked if she could open the cage and play with our parakeets. I told her she could hold the green one or the white one, and got them out for her, but I said the blue one wasn't hand tame and had to be left in the cage. First she kept pestering my daughter to talk me into letting her hold the blue bird. After I said no four or five times, she opened the cage anyway and shooed the blue parakeet out. He's not tame, so I ended up having to chase him around the house, losing track of him once or twice, till he slammed into a window and cut his beak on the blinds. It wasn't a bad cut; a little cornstarch stopped the bleeding. I didn't have a chance to deal with the girl because I was busy with the bird, and then the girl's big sister came to get her and they were in a hurry to attend Back to School Night. So now I'm sort of stumped. Ordinarily I probably would have sent the kid home, but that didn't happen. Now I'm not sure what, if anything, to say to the mom. I don't want her to be embarrassed and not let her daughter come back, or not talk to me again, but I don't want something like this to happen in the future, gain either.
What would you do? Or what would you want me to do if I were the girl's mom?
Answer by But_Mommie at 8:21 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 8:15 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by DJDNY at 8:21 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 8:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 8:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Chasing down a little untamed bird without sight.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:16 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
curious how you tell them apart
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2013
Answer by anng.atlanta at 8:19 PM on Aug. 13, 2013