I can't stand my 10 year olds best friends mother......and I sort of told her so.
My daughter has been really good friends with this little girl for a long time. I like the kid, she is funny, thoughtful, and very smart although she does tend to be a little possesive of my daughter and will occasionally guilt her if she spends time with other friends.
Her mother, on the other hand, is somene I could really do without. She is one of those people that has way to much fun gossiping about others. For the most part I distance myself from her but lately because of the girls activities I have had to see her a lot more.
This woman has been having great fun starting drama, stirring the pot, and then running away and watching what happens. I honestly think she has got to be bored or something because she thrives on gossip. There have been some things said recently that have the potential to do a lot of damage for several people if they are true. It was also contradictory to the countless other things that she had been droning on about. And tonight, I called her on it. I also told her exactly how I felt about her need to constantly be talking about other people and then denying that she ever said anything at all. I'm pretty sure that I used the term "Spineless gossip" At the time I felt pretty good because what I said was something that I had been fantasizing about saying for the past couple of years.
Now, I feel like crap. I know that this is going to effect my daughters relationship with her friend. I should have just kept my mouth shut. Obviously, the fact that I don't like her mother has not kept my daughter from being alloud to be friends with her. I just hope that now that she NOWS I don't like her that she will keep the girls apart.
*sigh....like a really BIG sigh*
Is this even something I can fix? Should I even want to?