Feeling Bad

A friend sent me an email yesterday asking if I offended her in some way.

Her and her mother came over for a visit, and in true toddler style Little Guy made a bee line for the door. He was ready to be outside. He loves being outside, and it was a gorgeous day.

He was having so much fun outside, I did not think about bringing him inside,so we hung out in the front yard while he played.

I should have invited them in, so that the mother had more of a chance to interact with the baby. My friend felt offended by not being invited inside. Now I feel bad for offending my friend and her mom.

Sigh. I apologized and invited them over again, but I feel like I should do something else to make it up to them.

I feel bad about offending my good friend, and I am not sure how to make it better.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nadine
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 14:15:26

    I don't really see what you did wrong, toddlers like to play, I think your friend is being WAY over sensitive and I really wouldn't worry about it. I would have done that and wouldn't have thought differently for a second! Would they have preferred to watch him freak out inside because he wants to go outside and play?

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  2. Mrs. Higrens
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 15:02:56

    Maybe I'm off base here but I can't see how not inviting your friend inside is offensive. Channeling my inner Carolyn Hax, I have to wonder how good a friend she is if she's that easily offended. I guess I can understand the mother's disappointment at not having so much interaction, but couldn't that have happened inside as well if Little Guy was busy doing his thing?My perspective – you didn't necessarily do anything wrong – Little Guy was having a good time, the adults got to catch up – what's wrong with that?

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  3. Queenie. . .
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 20:06:12

    If she's a good friend, she will completely understand your explanation. Makes perfect sense to me!

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