I'm sure I've mentioned before what a tomboy DD is. She has no female friends at all, and hangs out with a nice group of boys that refer to themselves as 'The Gang'. She's been hanging out with these guys for about 3 years now, since she was 7. Just recently though, a couple of these boys' mothers, and one in particular, have been making noises along the lines that they are too old to play with girls. Excuse me??!! Too old to play with girls?? I didn't realise there was an upper age limit. Quick, someone tell Mick Jagger!! At what point exactly does one stop being too old to play with girls?
Actually, this has really annoyed me. This woman wants DD out of the gang. She would leave a little girl friendless because it doesn't fit in with her stereotype of who her son should be friends with! It's not as if her boy is doing 'girly' things either, DD is quite happy to join in with all their 'boys' games. To add insult to injury, this particular boy only joined the school, and 'the gang' about six months ago. If she doesn't like it, perhaps she should encourage him to find a new set of friends instead of trying to isolate DD who is a longstanding member of the group. At least DD's best friend has a mother with rather more sense.