Last week, I found out that one of my daughter’s friends’ mother doesn’t like me.
I have had one polite, in-person conversation with this person and a few other slightly friendly interactions on social media.
Instead of obsessing and stressing, I used this as a teaching tool and mother/daughter bonding time:
A. You can’t try to make everyone like you – it’s futile. Living your life that way is the same as living in fear. You will never reach your full potential trying to please everyone.
B. I would never share with my own daughter any negative feelings I may or may not have towards one of her friend’s mothers. It’s not classy to do so, and this is a good way to remember it.
So…kinda’ glad it happened. Love these growing up conversations we keep having.