My son started school this year. As he is my eldest child, the school drop-off and pick-up were new to me but something which will be a part of my life for many years to come.
What bothers me, is the mum clique. The group of women who live in their smug little worlds, gossiping and talking about their wonderfulness… and making the other mums, which aren’t part of their group, feel like outsiders. They’re the ones who are lovely and friendly one day and then ignore you the next.
They act superior and seem to know what is going on in the school, better than the teachers do. They’re involved in EVERYTHING and always travel in teams.
My husband doesn’t understand why it bothers me so much – but it does. I know that NOT being part of the mum-clique, my kids won’t be invited to play-dates and parties.
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I won’t ever be part of this group. Life is too short and I know that there are other, more important things, to think and worry about but still, I wonder… why do women act this way towards eachother?
Do your kids schools have cliquey-mums? What do you do about it?