The mom of one of my dd's school chums came over yesterday. We've gotten to be friendly, if not quite "good" friends yet, but I like her a lot, and I enjoy visiting with her.
She stayed for about 1.5 hours and during that time, we talked about a lot of different things. Some of a more personal nature, like my sdd's problem with depression, etc. Every chat we have, we seem to talk a bit more personally, which is what I consider the stepping stones to a good and trusting friendship.
During our visit yesterday, we got onto the subject of home computers, and I spoke up about how I was expecting UPS to knock on my door at any moment to deliver a new notebook computer my dh had ordered for my dd, who is only 6. I explained that my dh is waaaay into computers and we want dd to have one of her own that she can take care of and learn on.
Now, my friend's family finances are extremely tight. They certainly don't have money for their kids to have their own computers, and she seemed surprised that we'd buy one for our dd, who is, admittedly, very young.
After I spoke up about the computer, I immediately felt bad ... like I was bragging or something. I don't think I was consciously doing that, but obviously some kind of sensibility switch in my brain switched off or something, because I think maybe I came across that way. I feel sort of ashamed of myself today, and wish I would have not said anything about the computer.
I hope I didn't step over some line and damage our budding friendship. Any way to undo this? I solemnly vow to be more careful in the future. But what about what's already done?