We are friends and neighbors with a family we’ve known for about 7 years. The friends son was having a birthday, he decided that instead of having a party, he just wanted to go and pick out a present at Toys-R-Us. His mother called a week ago to ask my children over just to have some cake and play for her childs birthday. I said yes. That was supposed to be yesterday, but yesterday, my kids were acting like total brats. They were really out of line with their behavior, so I called my friend and told her that my kids couldn’t come. She wanted to know why, so I told here that the kids were misbehaving and I didn’t think I should reward them for their behavior by allowing them to go. She became angry with me. She said that it made her son upset. I apologized, but said I didn’t feel it would be a good decision to let my kids go. She is still very angry with me.
I am a stricter mother then she is and there are many times that she disagrees with my disipline. I disagree with hers also(She just gives her son whatever he wants) but I don’t feel it’s my place to tell her what to do. However she tells me how wrong I am all the time. I don’t really feel I was wrong, but I would like to hear other opinions.