My story is about one of the moms of my 9 year old daughter’s “best friend” who I will call Sally. The kid is very poorly behaved and has terrible boundaries and the mom is worse, but my daughter seems to be crazy about her so she wants her to be invited to all of her parties and such. My daughter’s birthday party is what this story is all about.
My daughter wanted to have her guests make ice cream sundaes instead of getting a cake. I went a little overboard and spent about $80 on ice cream and tons of toppings including fruit, candy, chocolate chips, nuts, whipped creme, etc. I gave each of the girls a red solo cup and told them to have at it. They created and consumed these massive sundaes and were happy as clams. Sally asked if she could have seconds and I said no, the first sundaes were huge and I didn’t think there would really be enough for all of the guests to have a second one. Sally was pissed and pouted but I didn’t really care.
I took all of the leftovers into the kitchen, putting away the ice cream but leaving most everything else out in the bowls I’d put them in while I went to continue to supervise the party.
When Sally’s mom showed up to pick her up about 20 minutes later, I was occupied with something else and didn’t really notice. When I walked into the kitchen you can imagine my surprise when there are Sally and Sally’s mom. Sally’s mom has made herself a huge sundae and is putting the leftover candies into plastic bags. She says “Sally wanted to take home all of the leftover chocolate chips and mini peanut butter cups”. My jaw was on the floor.
Not only did she help herself to food in my home without asking she decided to take some of it TO GO??? I didn’t know how to react, how to behave, what to say….so I did nothing and she took it home. 0728-17
“I’m so sorry. Those have already been promised to someone else.”