Both myself and my oldest child.
In fact my child had to dump that person last week!
My oldest was attending a VBS and so was the other child.
The friend turned into a 'cling-on' and when my child tried to get some distance and talk to the other children, the 'friend' turned into a wall-flower, only to than barge into a private conversation and start screaming and accusing my child of gossiping and backstabbing. When my child left early for a sports event apparently the 'cling-on friend' went around trying to tell the other children how 'best-est friends they were with my child' in order to hurt a few feelings of the other children and to create an isolation situation for my child....... and YES IT GET WORSE!
Cling-on child than goes into a texting-bullying mode!
So my child was like 'weird'......see ya!
But the next day the cling-on child comes to VBS with a cast on their arm and claims the other children pushed the cling-on to the ground. Cast is homemade looking, and cling-on child's mother wouldn't send her kid back if it was true!....... but the cling-on spent the rest of the day trying to garner sympathy as a means of socialization.
Last day of VBS, cling-on followed my child around to the point of having to request adult intervention.
....and all I can think is 'what up' ....... I thought worldly people were suppose to be 'normal'.