What do you think about this….
My middle little guy has just turned 9 and has invited a couple of friends from his class to the movies. The Mothers RSVP’d as requested, so all good. I checked the movie times today and realised the movie time had changed, so I selected a different movie that was at about the same time as I put on the invitation (if that makes sense). When I spoke to each Mum I told them that we would meet at about the same time but would be seeing a different movie.
Now, I don’t know about you, but as the mother of the invited child, I wouldn’t consult my child about the change to see if it suited them. In fact, I would be lucky to let them know about the change in movie at all. They should just be happy that their friend thought enough of them to invite them to the movies.
One mother, who I am sure is lovely but I admit I don’t know her very well (and am confident that she would never read this blog!), said to me, “Hang on I’ll just check”! She asked her child, “You will be seeing ‘xyz’ movie, is that ok?”. Thankfully he said ‘yes’! What would she have said to me if he said he didn’t want to see that movie? I was a bit gobsmacked, and was grateful that he approved of the change! Yes, yes, sarcasm…
What are your thoughts about this?