You can only play with Marmaduke and Esmerelda
|Sorry Wayne, you aren't welcome here|
Basically what she is saying is that she chooses her children's friends and if not quite so obvious at times, she directs them to play with certain children and not others, and most certainly not any child called Charmaine!
She wants them to mix with the right children who have good influences around them. That is fair enough. Let's face it, doesn't every parent? I certainly wouldn't want my children mixing with a bunch of aggressive thugs. Would any of us? No, of course not. So, it seems I agree with her. Or do I?
The article really is laughable. She really does come across as a pompous, ignorant, snob.
To quote her:
"At the risk of sounding snobbish, I also favour children who have good old-fashioned Victorian names such as George, Henry and Victoria. And, if a child has a name with a Latin or Greek derivation such as Ariadne or Helena, all the better. It indicates the parents are well educated."
This from a woman who has India, Poppy and Max as names! Oh dear.
Worse was yet to come. She asked her 8 year old daughter which children she enjoyed playing with and got this response:
"The children who come to school on time and wear proper school uniforms are the nicest and most fun," she told me. "If children don't put any effort in, I don't want to play with them."
I am sure the invites to tea are simply flooding in...
If she's so worried about bad influences, why doesn't she simply remove the issue entirely and send her children to private schools where they are highly likely to mix with 'the right sort'? Mind you, the 'right sort' may not want their children anywhere near this preposterous windbag.
Can you just imagine what it is going to be like for her and her children at the school gates after half term?