There's a problem there. That problem being that K's mother and I no longer speak, due to the fact that K's mom has shown herself to be completely off the deep end - and though I could speculate more on that and what it means for poor K, I shan't.
So far, I've been dodging the K thing. She wants to hang out with K, I steer her toward other friends. But she keeps talking about wanting to go trick-or-treating this year with K, as she did last year; I've been telling her that this neighborhood actually has other kids and would thus be fun for trick-or-treating, but she says she wants to trick-or-treat with K.
This isn't a huge issue now, but I don't know what to say to her when it comes down to it. We're not going to go trick-or-treating with K, but what reason can I give her? "Her mother's insane" isn't appropriate, ya know? That has nothing to do with Elayna. She doesn't deserve being dragged into this by this woman.
This is the first time she's lost a friend, and it sucks, and it has nothing to do with her OR with K, who's a nice kid.
I just don't know what to tell her, how to explain that she won't be seeing K again.
On the bright side, as I said, we actually do live in a neighborhood that's got kids in it now - so chances are good that between that and her new extracurriculars, she'll meet new friends...