Okay, so this is off topic, but it is going to bug me because I can't get my head around it and I need to not obsess over it and I'm hoping writing about it here will close the matter and I can move on to more important things to worry about.
So, I've written about parents of my teen daughter's friends who asked me outright for money a while back and I decided not to give them any. It was uncomfortable and I thought it might impact my daughter being friends with this girl, but then they never asked again and it seemed to be okay.
However, that is no longer the case. Fortunately, since we're moving, it doesn't matter.
So here's what happened. I had my daughter invite her friends of the same parents (twins) to our house to do some cleaning, for which I would pay them each $5 per hour, then eat pizza and watch a movie and hang out with my daughter in the evening. So, I picked them up and we spent two hours cleaning. Then we ate pizza and then they hung out and watched a movie until 11pm and then my husband took them home.
Then I get a phone call from the mother asking why her kids didn't have the money I said I would pay them for cleaning my house. Mind you, it's 11:30 pm and I'm somewhat taken aback, but while I'm thinking it's strange that she's calling about it, I'm not really taking it too seriously figuring I would drive the money over to them tomorrow. I tried to explain that I just hadn't thought about it before they left and in fact hadn't even seen them before they left. But, she cut me off and said she was coming over to get the money.
So, a few minutes later she's at the door and very rude about demanding that I give her kids the money. I try to say that I would have taken the money to them tomorrow and it certainly wasn't intentionally withheld from them but she talks over me and says how I shouldn't have kids clean my house and not pay them. Then she says that her kids are no longer welcome at my house. I'm like, no worries there! As they were leaving I only managed to throw out what a poor example she was showing her kids and a sorry to her kids for them being put on the spot like that and then she was gone.
It's so bizarre to me. She was SO angry, like I was robbing her or something. I can't imagine what she was thinking. And I guess I have to just leave it at that. At least it doesn't matter since we'll be gone in just over a week. Hopefully her husband isn't as crazy and decides to retaliate for us stealing from her kids...