Diane - posted on 07/22/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
My friend and I met when my boy and her girl were 2. Her 2nd girl was on the way. We since became great friends, vacation together, trips to their cottage, summers at my pool, Holiday dinners together...( I'm a single Mom with NO famliy in city). The kids play together OK but occasionly there are disagreements..3 together sometimes produces (Odd man out) Her oldest (11yr) is very bossy and mean to her sibling (9yr) Mine tries to defend the youngest (very social justice consious). The oldest then pulls " It's my house, cottage etc. and we will do what I want, then turns off the Wii, Xbox etc. or goes off on her own. It has been noted by the younger siblings friends how mean her sister can be.
Mine is no Angel...who's child is?
I have now been told...."Your son hates and despises my daughter. What kind of mom would I be if I allow her to be treated mean by a male?. There will be no more trips to our cottage and we won't be visiting your pool. We can still socialize but only when your son is at his father's"
These kids are 11 and 9!!!! My boyfriend tried talking to her saying how hurt I was....she understood, but her decision was final.
My son and I are a package!!!
I cannot accept her conditions and have ended the friendship.
Am I wrong here....should I have accepted the conditions to save the friendship?