This vent is about a friend whom I knew just last year through kids. Her and my kid are in the same class and because of online classes, there were a lot to talk about school, teachers etc. Last year the phone calls were just once in three or four days or sometimes once a week. But this academic year, kids have a horrible teacher who is very smart ,clever and adamant. Teacher says one thing, but will do another thing leaving everyone surprised. Discussing these things her calls started to increase like after every class, she would call me and tell abt any mistake made by the teacher n discuss. Sometimes the calls go on for 30 to 45 minutes, with no meaningful discussion, just keep telling, what that one said, what this one said, more like gossip along with something related to study. Now in this 1.5 years lots of personal information were also exchanged. Of late I am feeling annoyed at her calls and behaviour. If her child answer a question and mine dont, during the class, she will call to ask why my child did not answer correctly. If her child makes a mistake still she will call to tell she did not understand. Now these things are irritating me. Its like she is observing each n everything with a microscope. I also mentally started unnecessary comparison abt kids. Also she has a good network. She calls up many parents of kids and talk to them like to me. Recently we were discussing something and one point that I had mentioned about teacher, she , immediately went and informed the teacher. Now she also has a good relation with the teacher. She takes ideas from me, which i spoke out carelessly during the half hour conversation and she calls n tell it to the teacher. The teacher thinks of it as her suggestion and idea and will tell that she will work on it., though teacher will.never implement it. Again in group discussions in WhatsApp amongst parents, she will not utter a single word and later on pass on ideas to teacher without informing anyone. In other words she takes a lead to tell the teacher about it. I feel now she is being very silly. So I dread receiving her calls. If i dont take her call , she will give 8 to 9 missed calls as she wants immediate attention. Her unnecessary comparisons and passing on my ideas to teacher are the main things that irritate me. Please advise how to deal with her. I just make a conscious effort to not to give her any ideas, but she has this great knack of askimg stupid questions and getting out information or ideas from me. How would you deal with such a friend. Once a week phone call is ok for me but not 2 to 3 lengthy calls. Since I am also used to talking to her for a year I also sometimes like to talk to her. But after the phone call I feel my energy has been drained out. Sometimes i feel she is calling me to kill her boredom. Abruptly stopping the friendship also dont look nice as she has also shared many things which I didnt knew earlier.