I wasn't surprised when my son announced (after going to school for a few days) that he didn't want to go back.
And I wasn't surprised when the only friends he has discussed were girls (mostly blondes with blue eyes.)
But I was blindsided by the invitation I picked up in his school mailbox. It was to a birthday party for a boy in his class whom neither of us knows.
My son cannot tell me who this kid is, and I've never met him either. So I'm stumped. What the heck is a mom to do?
I suppose I have a few choices, none of which I particularly like:
1. Have my young'un attend the party and treat it as an opportunity to meet other parents while he (hopefully) plays.
2. Call the mother and lie, stating that we cannot make it for one reason or another. (Is saying, "We have to wash the cat..." wrong?)
3. Call the mother and tell the truth--I'm uncomfortable sending my child to a party for a boy just because they have been in the same class together for all of five days.
Motherhood. It's fraught with such bizarre dilemmas. And I can't figure out how to deal with most of them.