My son is 11 yrs old, and doesn't understand the fact that he can't just do what he wants when he wants to. He just started middle school and is responsible for walking home to Grandma's house which is down the block, getting his homework done, and then walking back up the street to get his sister who is in first grade. (There schools are across the street from eachother.) And today I got a call from Grandma that he wasn't at her house yet, and school had been out for 30 min already! I called the school and he wasn't there. Now my DH & I both work fulltime, I work in town and DH out of town. But I get off at 4pm and pick them up by 4:15pm. He gets out of school at 1:55pm & DD gets out at 3:21pm so there's not much time for messing around.
Any help/suggestions will be appriciated.
Answer by VaDivaMom at 8:45 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 6:38 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
Well Grandma doesn't really want to be bothered with picking them up. I've gone around and around with her regarding this issue. I've been trying to figure out an easier way for them to get from school, but being a full time working mom it's hard! Thanks for your advice I appreciate it!
Answer by A_Mom_Of_Two at 6:58 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
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Answer by A_Mom_Of_Two at 11:11 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
I have looked into the after school programs that are offered by both of my kids schools, but since they are state funded programs my kids would have to stay every day for the full program which is until 6pm. They are both active in sports, plus there is no need for them to have to be there that late. Like I mentioned before I have argued a lot with Grandma about trying to get her to pick them up, she is VERY old school & doesn't see the need to have to pick them up when they are capable of walking home. I have taken some of the GOOD advice that was listed & try to use it. Thank you to everyone that had answers that could/would work! I appreciate it.
Answer by A_Mom_Of_Two at 11:17 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
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