That makes different choices in life. The mother is extremely opinionated and hard to get a word in edgewise when talking with her. She is the kind that "draws" teens because she relates to them well, which is good. However, I do NOT agree with her opinions on life and how she feels about raising her kids.
The kids play together, though. I've been drawing back on letting them go over there so much because they are always exposed to the 15 yr old and his girlfriend really heavily making out around them. The fifteen year old and another grown friend talked the girls (11 and 10) at the time to break into the back fence of a neighbors house while they went inside the house.... etc.
Anyway, she starts to talk to me about how I discipline my daughter. Then, she's giving my daughter those sympathetic eyes that say, "I'm trying to help." I didn't even say anything yet, just stared in open mouthed surprise and she changes the subject and leaves because she suddenly has "dinner on." Oh, and her own daughter, when she was trying to bring it up, sat back behind her and said, "Nope, I'm out of this.. .this isn't me... I'm just going to stay out of this."
Am I being paranoid, or is my kid going over there getting sympathy and such? Should I deal with this in some way, or ignore it? Is it disrespectful for her to go over there and complain so much that the mother comes over to talk to me? In the beginning the mom and I chit chatted fine, but now it's so strained, I feel like there are some issues. I mean, I know kids vent to their friends and all.. .I'm sorta venting on here.
But I'm not comfortable with this mother and her choices to begin with. She likes to give people her opinions whether they want them or not.
so... bottom line...