We had X’s birthday for his school friends yesterday afternoon, and on the way to school he and I were talking about it. I asked him who all was coming and he named pretty much everyone in his class of 11 kids (as it turns out, one kid couldn’t make it, everyone else was there). I told him that when I was his age had closer to 30 kids in my classes growing up and still didn’t get as many kids to come to my parties. He asked why, and I said it was probably because I didn’t make friends as easily as him. His response? He made one of the saddest faces I’ve ever seen, the kind that bring tears to your eyes and in this case just ooze pity, and said “oh, that’s sad!” He proceeded to let me know how sorry he was for me, and even offered to give me tips on making friends! I felt like yelling “I’m right here! And I wasn’t a complete loser!”
I suppose everyone (myself included) wants their kids to have it better than they did…but do they have to rub it in?!?