Open Letter To All School Gate Gossips
So it would seem that not inviting all 57 children in my sons year to his birthday party is the current topic up for discussion. There are a few things that I feel need to be pointed out.
Firstly, my son can invite who he wants to his party. If that does not include your child then I am sorry, I do genuinely feel bad but at the end of the day it is his choice.
Secondly, if he has not invited someone then he does not like them. In a six year old's mind it is as simple as that. I appreciate that this may sound harsh but he knows his own mind and will have his reasons.
Thirdly, when going through the list of names kindly provided by his teacher he was quite clear about the yes's and the no's. Both his Dad and I double checked the list with him the next day to ensure he was definite about his decisions and he didn't change one name. Not one.
And last but not least, not all of you invited him to your child’s party. Maybe you should have a think about that.
The school run is my husband's job and he is much more diplomatic than me so think yourselves lucky because I am not sure I could be quite so polite about it.
The thing I detest most of all is the form of revenge you have taken. My son’s best friend lives in the next street so they walk to school together. This means that my husband walks to school with another woman. It does not mean he is sleeping with her.
Maybe you should all concentrate on your own lives for a little while. Some of you certainly need to.
The Working Parent