My son (2 yrs) spends every Friday night with his Nana (my MIL). Sometimes this will turn into Saturday night also. Ocassionaly he will spend a weeknight and then still do a Friday night too. (My grandparents-n-law live there also)
I'm wondering if this may be too much time? I wonder this because whenever we pick him up it turns into a huge deal, with him crying and saying "No go home! Spend night Nana!" and even after we get home he is cranky the rest of the night. And if we visit the home at anytime, then he always wants to stay there.
I trust my in laws and we get along great, so I don't think anything negative is coming from them. I do know that he gets spoiled over there (no set nap time, gets to eat/drink lots of junk) and his brother doesn't go over with him (he's only 1 yr and not sleeping through the night yet) so I'm sure he loves the sole attention of everyone.
Is it just normal behavior or too much time?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
I think it's wonderful that you have such a great support system with your son! The grandparents have so much to offer your son, there is such a special bond between child and grandparents. It is normal for your son to get upset when you come pick him up to take him home. Just remind him that he will see his grandparents soon.
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