Thanks @Mod-biscotti for cleaning up after me as usual...
So, I can't be bothered writing the whole thing out again. But in summary, I got this today:
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Then had this text exchange:
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Do I have to stay for the play date? Don't wanna. How can I ask without sounding rude?
Also, would you take a present to this? I'm inclined to...
And my third question was the fact that DS refers to this friend as 'brown ...' (He's African.) Would you bother trying to stop him from saying that or is it not a big deal?
I didn't think I could be any more anxious about the whole thing til I posted someone else's mobile number on a public forum 😭😭😭
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26-05-2016 19:17 #1
Ok let's try that again...
26-05-2016 19:31 #2Senior Member
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Hi Harvs, yes, i would take a gift, have a chat, then leave, after having arranged a definite pick up time. Also maybe DS uses the word brown because there are multiple kids with that name. Eg: red haired Sam, or tall Sam. I would probably say to DS just to use his name.
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26-05-2016 19:35 #3
I think the text is implying that it's a 'drop and run' party. I'm kind of upfront, so I'd just ask outright 'Will parents be staying for the party, or just dropping the kids off? I'm happy to do either "
I personally would take a small present, a little Lego set or something.
As for the brown thing....oh dear!! 😨😨 Is it too late to suggest Luke1 and Luke2? Or maybe Luke Surname? Does he call him Brown Luke when addressing him directly? If not, the liklihood of him calling him that while there may be slim...
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26-05-2016 19:35 #4Senior Member
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"Oops, I'm so sorry, but I got my dates confused. My Aunty Beryl is coming up this weekend to stay with us, and my son is very fond of her. She bakes these amazing "brookies" with a prosciutto maple crumb, which he loves! So sorry to disappoint. Happy Birthday to your son. Harvs.".
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26-05-2016 19:42 #5
Send a text back "new phone, who dis?"
Leave the state.
Never make the mistake of responding to a social invitation from someone you don't know ever, ever again.
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26-05-2016 20:12 #6
The fact that she says "I will walk them to the park" suggests she is not expecting you to stay (or she would have said 'we').
On the gift, get DS to make a card. It doesn't sound like a party.
Play date ettiquite at this age though seems to be to bring food the kids can share, eg. a container of chopped melon or some other snack.
On the brown thing... pft! He's 3! He probably proclaims loudy in the supermarket "wow! Look at his belly! Does he have a baby?" (Or is that just my kids?)
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26-05-2016 20:48 #7
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26-05-2016 20:50 #8
@Stretched that's what I'm thinking too. She wrote 'I' and I took hope from that! Also, DS isn't too bad with the comments except when we got the free bus in Adelaide and he kept saying 'dat fat man smell like poo bum wee' (and he was right) 😳
@Frankenmum I think I love you! I could've sat here for ten years and never thought to phrase it like that. Copied and pasted it, I did.
Thanks all - I'll try and pull myself together and adult so my son can hang out with his friend :-)
26-05-2016 21:22 #9
Will your son be ok with a drop and roll? My 2yo would lose her bundle if I did that. I'm not sure how I will feel when it's drop and roll time!
26-05-2016 21:42 #10
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