Last week at my dd's school function, one of her classmates approached her while she was working on a craft project and wanted to take a picture with her. I missed the initial interaction and all I saw was the boy's mother turn and walk out with her child in a huff.
I am casual friends with this little boy's mother, he has been to our house before and the mother and I are "friends" on fb but that's about it.
I contacted her on fb just as general conversation and noticed that all of her responses to me we very short and curt. I asked her if I did something wrong and if she was pissed at me for some reason and her response was, "No, not you, your daughter." When I pressed her for details, she told me that her son got his feelings hurt because my daughter "brushed him off and didn't want to take a picture with him."
Is it me or is this nuts? She got "pissed at a 6 year old?" When I talked to my daughter, she got upset and said that she was just trying to finish her craft project and that she did, in fact, play with this boy during school and that he was her friend. She told me that she would apologize to him for not taking a picture with him. The more I thought about it, the more frustrated I got. I told her that was nice but that she didn't have to apologize for not taking a picture, she could just apologize for him getting his feelings hurt. The mother contacted me the next day to thank me for talking to my dd and to let me know that she apologized to this little boy in school that morning. I told her I thought the way she handled this was a little harsh and she should have contacted me to begin with if there was a problem.
I'm not sure whether I should continue any contact with this woman. Seems a little wacky to me??? Any thoughts?