would this annoy you? a good friend of 30 years now lives out of state. we see her about two times a year. she has one daughter, who is 10. i have two children, a daughter who is 7 and a son who is almost 4. over the past few years, every time she visits, or we go somewhere to visit her, a playmate for her daughter is along for the visit.
my daughter likes to hang out with her daughter, and although i do appreciate that there is a 3 year difference in age, having her daughter bring a friend serves to pronounce this difference more than it would if our daughters were able to interact without an additional playmate being part of the picture. at least that's how i see it. (most recent visit, the two 10 year olds went off together, leaving my children to just play by themselves... what the heck? doesn't feel like a special time at all! and interrupts my time to visit with my friend, since my kids get bored and restless.)
this is a very close friend of mine, she is a godmother to my daughter. i am in her will for taking care of her daughter should anything happen to her. i wish our kids could get the bonding time together without the additional friend along. i am getting kind of annoyed by the situation always coming up.
can anyone tell me what i am missing or why i should not be annoyed by this? surely i am not entitled to feel un-prioritized.