So I finally told a friend (of 16yrs) everything we have been going through for the past few years with DS. We are pretty private people, so it took a lot for me (especially now) to let my guard down about this to another person other than very close family. At the same time, something was said after that I need to bounce off you guys
The other day we were invited to a gtg at night and I was thinking about bringing the kids. While mulling it over outloud she said, "Maybe its not a good idea to bring DS, because he'll run off.". "No he wont, he'll be fine," I said. We decided not to go, just because it would be too hard on DD, time wise...abs we couldn't get a babysitter.
It seems to be easier for her (no kids yet) to grasp the personality of babies rather than older children - with older children she seems to get exacerbated quickly.
Would you be off put by this? I also dont know if Im just oversensitive and being momma bear protective in general too.
She isn't a mean spirited person, but she doesn't seem very older kid friendly...if that makes any sense. A lot of our friends are having babies or have had children and I think she's growing a little irritated that she is hasn't had any. She is outspoken normally, but there seems to be an undercurrent of resentment brewing.
Every time I've seen her she has an opinion about our friends parenting skills. I feel like I want to talk to the friend and find out if she is sensing the same changes too - but I don't want to talk smack about friends.