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Old 03-18-2009, 05:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Update: I just got an email from C's mom through our co-op email group. She explained she was leaving the group because she just filed for divorce from her 2nd husband (6 months marriage?) and C was going to public school while she got them situated.

This makes me realize there was a lot more going on there than meets the eye and I am definitely not taking it so personally now (which is not to say I didn't learn a valuable lesson from the experience and from the posts here).

I will still email her though and close the chapter of this drama.
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Update: I just got an email from C's mom through our co-op email group. She explained she was leaving the group because she just filed for divorce from her 2nd husband (6 months marriage?) and C was going to public school while she got them situated.

This makes me realize there was a lot more going on there than meets the eye and I am definitely not taking it so personally now (which is not to say I didn't learn a valuable lesson from the experience and from the posts here).

I will still email her though and close the chapter of this drama.
Well that seems to explain a lot. She was stressed to the hilt and took it out on you an your Ds. I hope your Ds isn't feeling bad about what happened and you can go back to the Gym and have some fun.
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sounds like it worked out for you being able to stay in the co op. she must be going through so much too.
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wow...i don't know if i would have been so quiet and patient and nice while she attacked not only MY parenting but MY son. yikes! she reminds me of a woman who verbally attacked and insulted me at my old job. she was awful. my boss did not back me up either...they believed HER and also gave me the ultimatum that i call and apologize to her or basically i'd lose my job. wow... needless to say i needed my job and i did wind up calling that woman BUT i did NOT own the situation as i totally was peaceful and non-violent so to speak in my responses with her. so i just said 'sorry if you were offended by the choices i made...' blah blah.

she was really something. nuts!!!

how old is her son, C???

i bet she truly wants to be a GDing mama.....but probably struggles w/ a mood disorder or something and doesn't quite have the skills to chill out while emotionally distressed... i can relate to that for sure...i've gotten so much better... i bet she is sooo embarassed by her behavior... i bet she believes in being peaceful and kind since you said you heard she is... but is struggling w/ actually carrying it out all the time...

its tough dealing w/ others who expect immediate apologies from our kids when a lot of us GDers don't make our kids do that...they will 'make it right' in their own time... i've noticed though, even other kids are already trained that a child is rude or uncaring if they do not say they are sorry immediately. sigh... it still baffles me how to deal w/ these individuals because i am at a loss so far...

oh i just saw post 172.....yeah i totally can see why she was so on edge and pounced on you...poor mama!!!
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