So up until this point, I have been friends with all of my son's friends the he sees outside of daycare. Well, now we are in kindgergarten and there are a couple kids in our neighborhood who we have gotten to know and our boys sit next to each other at school. At first I thought "wow, I am really different from these parents" and I decided that was OK, I didn't need to like them, I just needed them to watch my son in a safe environment while my son played.
Then, we all had dinner together and a really nice evening. Fun stuff. I though that maybe I was too quick to judge.
Today our families had plans to go to the homecoming parade. They sent me a text at 10:45pm saying no, they weren't coming. They were just putting the kids to bed and were going to sleep in. OK, fine. But I thought we had plans. My KIDS thought we had plans and you didn't act accordingly on Friday night to keep your plans on Saturday. So now I"m back to "maybe we don't need to be friends with the parents" because if we had made plans for a parade on Saturday with folks, we would keep them (unless someone was sick or something) and would have adjusted Friday night accordingly. I think I'm more upset because my kids are disappointed that friends aren't coming with us- but there will still be candy, so all is well!
How do you navigate school friends and their parents? Any tips? Do you like all of the parents of your child's friends?