My sister has an 8 yr old and 6 yr old that my mom has had sleepovers with at her house since they were babies.
I have a 3 (almost 3 1/2) year old and a 9month old. They have never spent the night at her house. I of course do not expect her to take my 9mo old, but my 3 yr old is starting to realize her cousins sleep over at Grandma's and she never has.
I don't know what to do. If I say something, then she might take my child out of pity & I don't want that. It might start a huge fight, don't want that.
If I keep quiet, I'm afraid I might blow up one day because it's really bothering me. I don't want to get rid of my kids, but I feel like my child's cousins are going to have all of these sleep over memories with Grandma (like I have with my grandparents) and my children will have none.
I keep thinking she'll take my kids when they're older, but it doesn't sound like it. We recently went out of town over night & my mom opted to stay here rather than have them at her house, which was so convenient for us, but I just don't get it.
I know she's mentioned that she's worried that they won't sleep well & she has sleeping issues so she'd rather them be comfortable at their own house.
Again, not trying to pawn my kids off, but want them to be treated fairly. Plus I get to hear about all of the fun she's had w/ my nieces and that just burns me up more. I know she's older now & the kids are easier when they're older, but she's had these kids overnight for YEARS!
Any suggestions? Just keep it to myself to avoid the drama??? Thank you!!!!
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