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March 11, 2008

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Susan

All I have to say is... GOOD FOR YOU!

kath

Sorry for all the trouble and for Dumpling being so very upset; but maybe you just needed to be really PO'd to make it happen.
Good for you!
Congratulations,
kath

Sam

Wait a minute - she has a babysitter when she is home? WHat a freaking prima donna. And why couldn't she just load up her younger kids and take them to school also? I have 4 and my younger ones got hauled all over the place without any ill effect. I'm glad you stood up to her - just make sure you get your version of the story around school first :-)

Elizabeth

I'm seething for you. Are we back to 1983 when no one had cell phones and courtesy calls were impossible? Imagine if you'd gotten to Dumpling's class 5 minutes earlier and she wasn't there yet. I'm glad your frustration encouraged the growth of the needed cojones to quit the carpool! (Trust me, I wouldn't have had them either!)

MissPinkKate

Good for you. We don't have time for other people's drama in our lives- I don't know about you, but I have enough of my own!!

Melissa

Yay for you! It's not worth the stress of worrying about her problems....btw, I cannot believe she makes you drive your kid to HER house to carpool. You are a much better person than me....I'd have bailed much sooner!

Carolyn

How unpleasant!
I hate conflict. I would have had a hard time with this.

kris

isn't it funny how we let ourselves get screwed over and we just take it but mess with my kid...i don't think so! glad you are out of it now and finally the unpleasantness will be over.

kristin

Hi, I am new to your blog and just caught up with your carpool issues - what a palava!

Carpool is sacrosanct... I can remember flying out of a charity luncheon last year in order to be on time for carpool... if it had just been my kids I would have been ok being a little late, but I wouldn't dare mess with "THE SCHEDULE".

Good for you for speaking your mind!

beverly

Way to Go!

Beverly

Amyesq

Yeah, you did the right thing. That lady is nuts. How nice to be able to sleep at 1:30 PM when someone else watches your kids.

Heather  Ann

You needed to be out of that carpool. I am glad you are.

cat

the little girl across the street comes over everyday, ringing our doorbell, asking to play with my child. she has a full time live in nanny and older siblings. during the summer she would ring our bell 3 times...even if my child clearly told her she didn't want to play the first time. first, her sister would bring her, then the nanny, then one of the parents. i feel used for entertainment of their child since both are too busy working and travel. i made the mistake of offering to take both girls once a week to an extracurricular activity and i can't stand it! even though class is 1 hour, the girls argue in the car to and from, i have to blow her nose, make sure she's dressed, etc. i can't even go to mc'ds for a shake or to grab a happy meal for my child because i don't want to have to always buy her one (with numerous times of me doing so, without ANY thankyou's from the mom)

anyways, there's more frustration...i cannot spend time with my child on her bike or scooter, or do chalk in the driveway without this child running out to us! my daughter wants to have friends come over but her special playtime is ALWAYS interupted by this kid! sometimes her mom will bring her over and then leave for an errand!

right now the girls go to different schools, in a year or so, i'm positive the mother will have them go to the same school and want me to take her child...she has mentioned "in her old neighborhood" she always had a "network" of people who drove all her kids around and that all the stay at home moms would carpool. i don't want to do any of those things! how do you say no when you are neighbors and the kids will go to same school? and how do you tell the child your daughter can't play because we are spending time together..then the child will start to whine and cry???!!!!

oh yah, and like someone else's blog, she tried to ask me to have my daughter join gymnastics with her child (which i didn't) guess the agenda there was to take her child! oh, there's so much more, there's not enough time!!!!

oh, and did i tell you that the child has been clearly SICK 2 times--once with the flu and one where she vomited earlier in the day an dthe parent still let her come to my house! and the child has even come over as late as 8pm! Did i tell you she's only 5!!!!!!

cat

the little girl across the street comes over everyday, ringing our doorbell, asking to play with my child. she has a full time live in nanny and older siblings. during the summer she would ring our bell 3 times...even if my child clearly told her she didn't want to play the first time. first, her sister would bring her, then the nanny, then one of the parents. i feel used for entertainment of their child since both are too busy working and travel. i made the mistake of offering to take both girls once a week to an extracurricular activity and i can't stand it! even though class is 1 hour, the girls argue in the car to and from, i have to blow her nose, make sure she's dressed, etc. i can't even go to mc'ds for a shake or to grab a happy meal for my child because i don't want to have to always buy her one (with numerous times of me doing so, without ANY thankyou's from the mom)

anyways, there's more frustration...i cannot spend time with my child on her bike or scooter, or do chalk in the driveway without this child running out to us! my daughter wants to have friends come over but her special playtime is ALWAYS interupted by this kid! sometimes her mom will bring her over and then leave for an errand!

right now the girls go to different schools, in a year or so, i'm positive the mother will have them go to the same school and want me to take her child...she has mentioned "in her old neighborhood" she always had a "network" of people who drove all her kids around and that all the stay at home moms would carpool. i don't want to do any of those things! how do you say no when you are neighbors and the kids will go to same school? and how do you tell the child your daughter can't play because we are spending time together..then the child will start to whine and cry???!!!!

oh yah, and like someone else's blog, she tried to ask me to have my daughter join gymnastics with her child (which i didn't) guess the agenda there was to take her child! oh, there's so much more, there's not enough time!!!!

oh, and did i tell you that the child has been clearly SICK 2 times--once with the flu and one where she vomited earlier in the day an dthe parent still let her come to my house! and the child has even come over as late as 8pm! Did i tell you she's only 5!!!!!!

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