Really need a rant!
I am a single mom. I have been trying to arrange a catch up with a friend for weeks. Even though we live close we haven’t manage to get a date in the diary, both of us with kids and kids stuff etc.
However, at long last we had a date in the diary! Being a single mom I’d booked a sitter for my children. I was so looking forward to Friday!! But on the Monday she messaged to say that she was going to have to cancel as her husband had a meeting so wouldn’t be home.
Let me say this. I have to book a sitter every time I need/want to go out. Going out becomes a luxury because babysitters are not cheap, so I prioritize nights I really want to go out to fit in with my budget.
My friend, who has a very comfy, double income family, and usually has the luxury of a husband to be in with the kids, has five days notice to find a sitter but cancelled on me. Am I right to feel this annoyed? Oh and let me clarify, her kids are not babies, they are 15 and 13, so its not new mum jitters about leaving her kids with a sitter, which is understandable.
Just felt that it was a pretty poor excuse given the notice and that it wasn’t due to child sickness etc.