Just out of curiosity...
DS & I have attended for the past 3 months a craft group. The group's flier said it's an Intergenerational craft group ie small children are welcome as it's run at the local neighbourhood centre and there's a safe play area for kids but it's mostly for mums to sit down and do craft. Anyway when we joined there were a few kids the same age as DS (4-5 years); now they no longer attend as their family circumstances have changed.
So to get to the nuts & bolts of the story; for the first 11 weeks we attended regularly but for 3 weeks in a row I've had other commitments to meet and next week will have commitments as well that mean either I can't attend or have had to leave early. The time this particular activity is on is the most convenient time of the week to arrange for appointments. I don't pay to attend the group; there is no enrolment or booking as such. Also DS gets totally bored & doesn't want to go as there's nothing for him to do and I don't think it's fair for him to sit in the corner on his own for 2 hours while I sit around and chat with the other adults- we don't get a lot of 'fun time' together and this activity eats into that time we have together.
Anyway the lady who runs the group keeps messaging me insisting on knowing where I've been; why didn't I show up/ eft early and will I be there next week. To be honest some of the arrangements were last minute stuff like DS having a Drs appointment 30 mins before the start time that unintentionally ended up running an hour into the craft group.
So my Q is should I give a detailed rundown of my whereabouts? If at all? Is it just nice manners to give a short or brief 'sorry I couldn't make it I had an appointment'?