When Anush's building friends come over home to play, I am usually just about back from work.
It is exhausting to keep them entertained/ engaged. The noise levels are also difficult to bear after a work day. And Anush wants me around. But all this is still manageable.
But one of the mothers had made a habit of dumping her kid on me at my place and never informed me her whereabouts, making it difficult to drop back the kid. I began to RESENT this as it has happened too often and usually when I was most tired.
I did not wish to single out that particular kid since it is not his fault and also wanted to spare myself unpleasantness/ embarrassment. So I requested Anush to refrain from bringing her friends over on weekdays saying I was tired after work and told her that she could go down and play with her friends instead.
Last night, another kid wanted to come home and Ansuh promptly told his mom" Amma told me not to bring anyone home Aunty!!"
So much for trying to save myself from embarrassment.
But luckily that mom is a friend and told me what Anush had said- I explained it and we had a good laugh. But I was appalled to find out that kid with the thoughtless mom is often found loitering around alone in the car park even till 9 at night.
Anyway I learnt my lesson and I amended my request to Anush" You can bring your friends over even on weekdays if their mothers accompany them or will pick them up after an hour."
Hope this one does not land me in trouble!!