Okay so May 4th is my sons first field trip and he is soo excited. Well my friend whose son is also in our class is going and taking her 3 year old also. The school has asked for us not to bring other kids due to Zoo policy. Which I understand my hubby is taking the day off to stay home with our 1 year old. I understand my friend does not have that kinda help the boys father left them. But I think if you cant find a sitter don't come. I know if my hubby couldn't take the day off I would not be going. I think when you help on these kinda trips you need to have 100% attention on the school kids. I don't think she will I think its going to be all about her 3 year old. I don't know what to say or do. I told her they didn't want any other kids on the trip and she said "o well I have to take him" . She is also mad at me cause I wont ride in her car with her since she cant ride the bus. This day is about my son and she is trying to make me feel guilty about not riding with her. I don't get it. I have told her this is my sons day and I am going to enjoy it with him and his buddies. I will have 3 other boy including my son on this trip and I will not be doing what she wants. We will see what animals my boys want and that's that. She is making this trip already not fun.
What would you do? I dont want to fight with her but I feel it coming.
Thank you all for your input. There are 3 kinder teachers. Our is a little older than the other 2 and she lets things slide. The other teacher (who was my daughters teacher last year) has told the mom that she can not bring her other child and that she needs to find a sitter. My friend told her she has no one to watch her son. He is a VERY hyper kid and her family wont watch him. Her ex hubby wont watch him. She is on her own. My hubby is not one for babysitting. He has a hard time with one or more kids (That are not his). I know how it feels to miss out on your childs first feild trip I had to miss out on my daughters first feild trips due to be home with ds1 and preggo with ds2. I tottaly understand it I really do. But rules are rules. She favors her 3 year old and I have seen that first hand everything is all about him. I dont know how many times we have gone to the parks and she wont push her oldest on the swing cause she is too busy pushing the 3 year old . We talked last night and she was upset that I wont ride with her I have told her time and time again that I will be ridding the bus with my kids and that the day is about them she is not happy. I will be talking to the teachers today and see what they have to say. Thanks Again Ladies.
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