A mother has shared how was put into a tough situation after she invited her friend for Christmas so she wouldn’t be alone.
Sharing her story on Mumsnet, the mother asked if she was being unreasonable for uninviting her friend because she asked if she could bring four extra people.
“We’re both immigrants so have a much closer friendship as we don’t have family here in the country we live in,” the mother explained.
“Friend would normally spend Christmas with us,” she continued. “She met a guy a few years ago and he came too in 2019 as his kids were with their mother. Last year everyone stayed home.
“This year friend decided to go to her home country as she now has a baby, although she split from the dad last year.
“She now can’t go as Covid is kicking off again so is coming to ours like normal
“Except this morning I got a text from her letting me know that her ex has his kids this Christmas so it’ll be the five of them at mine.”
The mother continued: “I messaged her back saying: “WTF? She’s always welcome but he wasn’t invited.
“She’s just rung me and is really annoyed/upset as of course her ex wants to spend Christmas with his children.
“Great, let him crack on with it. But not at my house and at my expense.”
She went on: “I’ll be honest, pre Covid I would probably have agreed to it as we always had lots of extras for Christmas (30-40 people) but things are different now.”
Because her daughter is immunocompromised, she had decided to limit the special day to her immediate family and solo friend.
“They can argue about anything. I’ve witnessed it. They’d bicker about whether the kids had 5 sprouts on the plate or 4,” she added.
One person commented: “Don’t feel bad about it, your friend is being an entitled pain in the arse. I’m sure she and her ex and his children will have a lovely Christmas at hers. Or his. Wherever. Not your problem.”
Another wrote: “Five people at your expense?! Who are likely to p*** each other off and argue? Haha, no thanks!”
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