It wasn't the name, as much as the circumstances of the calling of it and that it ended up playing out in front of our children which bothered me.
Those children have not been in the same school for over a year now, and to be frank I've not encouraged an extra-school friendship (I think it's pretty clear why right?) even though there have been requests ... basically I managed to avoid the
Today we bumped into the mum and daughter in question and I have to admit our girls got on well and were thrilled to see each other.
While the girls whispered and giggled, we had a drink, eyed each other while making conversation. We were being pleasant and mature. See, I knew we could.
Then ... to both of us, and in front of a friend of hers who'd joined the table:
'Mum, what was that name XXX's Mum called you?'
Silence, and then squeals from the guilty party. 'Noooo, girls, no, how could you bring that up?!'
We should've known the kids wouldn't let us pretend it never happened. We all fell about laughing, at the situation and each other.
Situation defused. Air cleared. And I got my revenge without having to lift a finger.
Children are so cool.