Recently, my wife and I have been getting the cold shoulder from a parent of a child who is in the same class as my 5 year old son. This parent (the mom) was relatively friendly with us in the past but has recently made it quite obvious that she is pissed off - she doesn't return greetings, avoids us, etc.
We were wondering what could have set this off and when we asked our son, he told us that he had said that she was "strange" to her a couple of weeks ago. Our kid goes to a predominately Asian school and the other parent is of Asian descent.
My question is whether we should try and approach her and apologize for our son's comment. We don't want to blow this out of proportion but she is trying hard to avoid us and we don't want to create a scene, but think an apology for the misunderstanding is warranted.
I would think most adults would simply brush such a thing off if its was a 5 year old who obviously didn't mean it (her kid and our son still play in school) but I guess one could get upset due to low self esteem or other issues.
I wouldn't. It may just be me, but I think that any adult that will be that upset about what a five year old says and then treat his parents rudely doesn't deserve an apology, what she needs is a reality check. Life is rough. I can't imagine being upset about something a five year old says to me!