Am I overreacting ?
I became friendly with neighbors down the block, when I first meet them I really liked one - let's call her Lulu, the other one was a bit abrasive and loud, lets call her Crazy. I was happy I found some friends in the hood and Lulu's daughter was the same age as my daughter. Lulu and Crazy live right near each other and were very close, Godparent's to each other's kids. I would never say to Lulu, listen I really can't see why you are friends with Crazy, she is not so nice. I just new that I would become friends with Lulu and keep a more neighborhood polite relationship with Crazy.
Eventually Crazy and Lulu started having a fall out. Crazy was saying some nasty things about Lulu. Crazy is the ONE FRIEND type of person. She needs that one very close friend she can manipulate, and when Lulu started getting other friends Crazy didn't like it. The crack started, got worse, and finally Lulu was crying to me how mean Crazy was being. I was finally able to say listen, I didn't understand why you were friends with her in the first place you seem very different. It was a case of Lulu moving in and Crazy was already there she showed her the ropes of the town, helped her with her kids.
So now Crazy and Lulu are in a bad way, and Crazy has done some mean things. Once, after Lulu said she was hosting a direct sales party, Crazy sent out invites and hosted one a month before Lulu's ???? without telling her ?? So when I got the invite I called Lulu and said are you still having yours? Mean!
There have been many of these type of incidents. However the latest drama is that Crazy needs a job and wound up getting a job as a T.A. at the local nursery school where my daughter and Lulu's daughter will go. We found out the Crazy is teaching in our girl's class. We weren't happy (b/c now she will know my business) BUT I could deal. She has her master's in teaching and I know she will be a good teacher. Not a problem, move on, not happy about it, but will deal. Well we found out that she will be taking her 6 year old son with her into their classroom ??? B/c he has afternoon Kindergarten and she doesn't have childcare (won't pay for it). I was pissed. Why does my child's class have to suffer with a 6 year old boy that is clearly too old for the class?
I ask you, am I overreacting? I would feel this way about any 6 year old, not just b/c it is Crazy's. However the fear of saying something to the director is pretty high b/c of the wrath I might get from Crazy. Plus maybe I am overacting. What do you think ??
I give it to you oh brilliant Blogoshpere, sadly, I don't know what to think...In The Big City, we don't know our neighbors, so I have never navigated these waters. Help a fellow Blogger out, I'm curious to hear what you all think...and so is she:)