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Mom Is 5 Hours Late To Pick Up Her Son From A Birthday Party, Gets Him Uninvited From The Next Celebration, The Mom Gets Mad At The Host
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Mom Came To Pick Her Son Up From A Birthday Party 5 Hours Late, So The Son Is No Longer Invited Next Time, The Mom Starts Cussing At The Hosts

Being a parent is a hard task requiring a lot of responsibility. So no one can understand a parent better than another parent. Keeping good relationships with other parents is important in order to set a good example for your kids and this way make sure that they’ll have friends that will treat them right. However, in life, there are situations where keeping a good relationship with someone becomes hard because of their behavior. At least that’s what happened to Reddit user @emu_party7894, who is a mom to her 10-year-old son and who encountered a careless parent she decided not to deal with any longer.

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Organizing a kid’s party might seem like a lot of work, but seeing their excitement is worth the hassle

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The woman decided to share her story to find out if she was right to tell the truth to her son’s friend’s mom. The woman revealed that before her son turned 10, she used to invite his friend James, who also was his classmate. The kid, who behaved very well, had a mom who actually became the issue. The woman recalled her son’s previous birthday when James was invited along with 3 other friends. On the invite, the narrator wrote that all kids should be picked up by 11 AM the next day because the family had plans to visit their relatives.

One Reddit user decided to share a situation after which she decided not to invite one of her kid’s friends anymore

To people’s surprise, the problem wasn’t the kid’s behavior but rather his mom’s

The narrator revealed that his mom kept failing to pick him up on time, together ruining their family’s plans

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After the birthday party, the next day, all kids were picked up by the exact hour—the only kid that was left was James. At first, Reddit user wasn’t thinking anything bad, just assumed that his mother was on the way, but was late because she was running some errands. At 11:30AM, the woman texted James’ mom to remind her that she needed to pick up her son as they were about to leave the house themselves. And indeed, the woman replied that she was already on her way.

Even though the woman was constantly reminded to take her kid, she only showed up when it was threatened to call the police

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12:30 rolled around and James was still at the family’s house. The narrator once again reached out to the mom as they had to hurry up themselves. She got a reply saying that she was out for lunch and would come to pick her son as soon as possible. The Reddit user continued to ask the mom to come and take her kid until 4PM came and the narrator’s husband had already left with the kids to go and see their relatives. This is when the woman called James’ mom and told her that if she didn’t get there in the next 30 minutes, she would call the police to let them know that there was “an abandoned child” at their house. Her last try to contact the mother resulted in her actually showing up and taking her kid. The woman apologized, but it was the last straw. From that day, the narrator decided not to invite the boy to their parties because of his mom’s behavior.

This year, her kid was not invited to the party and after finding out why, the mother got really upset

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So this year, when the Reddit user’s son turned 10, James was not invited to the celebration and soon his mom found out about this. She wanted to know why her son was not invited, so she asked this and the woman told the whole truth about how she didn’t want to invite her kid because it ended up ruining their plans for the next day, as she couldn’t come on time. This resulted in James’ mom being upset and blocking the narrator from social media and her contacts.

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The woman wanted to know if she was right to tell the truth and a lot of people online were on her side. They all agreed that James’ mom was looking at their family as babysitters and didn’t take into account that they have plans of their own. It was agreed that the woman had problems with time management as it turned out later, her husband never failed to pick their kids up on time.

What do you think about this situation? Have you ever experienced something similar? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

People online supported the narrator as it was quite clear that the mother used their family as a babysitter

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LH25
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4 months ago

Totally lost me when her "excuse" was that she was eating lunch. Without her kid. Assuming that the party hosts would be feeding him?

Troux
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4 months ago

11:30 -"On the way" 12:30 -"Eating lunch" This would have been the first clue that #1 is a lie and this person can't be trusted, but I understand not wanting to escalate immediately.

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plain bOrEd not panda
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4 months ago

I used to have a friend who was chronically late all the time for everything. If you had an appointment with her at 10:00 you should expect her to come at 11:00 or 12:00, waiting for her outside on some bus stop, for example. One time I was at her home, and I knew she had an agreement for 14:00 with a friend, so when it passed 13:00 I said, "Girl, you have to meet X at 14:00, you still want to take a shower and do make up, you also have 40 minutes to get there, you should start preparing", and she still wandered around, doing nothing, and went out the door at 16:00, 2 hours past her appointment with her other friend. I am no longer friends with her, because she doesn't respect people's time and it infuriated me so much.

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4 months ago

Used to have a friend, who was exactly like the person you've mentioned. Never ever reached anywhere on time, never completed any task or assignment on time, never even once reached her workplace on time. E

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Lord Mysticlaw
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4 months ago

I have this exact same problem with one of my kid's friends. It's been going on for as long as they've known each other – probably 7 years. Every time we invite the kid over for a birthday party or just for whatever the older-kid version of a playdate is these days. I specifically always give a time when she has to be picked up by her parents and they are always late. They always have some kind of lame excuse but aren't particularly apologetic and don't seem to see the problem. As a matter of fact I don't particularly like the parents at all, they are rude assholes. But I keep inviting the kid because she's a really good kid and I like her a lot. But the parents drive me up the damn wall. (I don't have any kind of advice or input, I'm just ranting.)

Frannie Kaplan
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4 months ago

Give a fake time (like an earlier time) so when they're late they come at the real time

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LH25
Community Member
4 months ago

Totally lost me when her "excuse" was that she was eating lunch. Without her kid. Assuming that the party hosts would be feeding him?

Troux
Community Member
4 months ago

11:30 -"On the way" 12:30 -"Eating lunch" This would have been the first clue that #1 is a lie and this person can't be trusted, but I understand not wanting to escalate immediately.

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plain bOrEd not panda
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4 months ago

I used to have a friend who was chronically late all the time for everything. If you had an appointment with her at 10:00 you should expect her to come at 11:00 or 12:00, waiting for her outside on some bus stop, for example. One time I was at her home, and I knew she had an agreement for 14:00 with a friend, so when it passed 13:00 I said, "Girl, you have to meet X at 14:00, you still want to take a shower and do make up, you also have 40 minutes to get there, you should start preparing", and she still wandered around, doing nothing, and went out the door at 16:00, 2 hours past her appointment with her other friend. I am no longer friends with her, because she doesn't respect people's time and it infuriated me so much.

Community Member
4 months ago

Used to have a friend, who was exactly like the person you've mentioned. Never ever reached anywhere on time, never completed any task or assignment on time, never even once reached her workplace on time. E

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
4 months ago

I have this exact same problem with one of my kid's friends. It's been going on for as long as they've known each other – probably 7 years. Every time we invite the kid over for a birthday party or just for whatever the older-kid version of a playdate is these days. I specifically always give a time when she has to be picked up by her parents and they are always late. They always have some kind of lame excuse but aren't particularly apologetic and don't seem to see the problem. As a matter of fact I don't particularly like the parents at all, they are rude assholes. But I keep inviting the kid because she's a really good kid and I like her a lot. But the parents drive me up the damn wall. (I don't have any kind of advice or input, I'm just ranting.)

Frannie Kaplan
Community Member
4 months ago

Give a fake time (like an earlier time) so when they're late they come at the real time

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