uggh. i have a structured schedule here that works very well for both children. why should i mess it up - and have them sleeping differently - then they'd have to play alone...? and one would wake the other, etc. Am I being too difficult??? it just seems like she shouldnt ask me to do that. i worked really hard to get a schedule for the two of them that worked... i'm bothered by this. what would you do? the entire day/schedule would change! just so her child will sleep in later - my gosh he sleeps until 7:00am - I think thats good.... ????? uggh. frustrated!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by dakotaNrye at 11:33 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by AK_aries at 11:33 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 11:38 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 11:43 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by Dannee at 11:44 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
I watch kids from home too... there is a reason I have a set schedule.. it is to benefit all children.. explain to mom that you have the schedule you do to ensure all children have the chance to rest.. if one is up while the other sleeps there can be noise, causing one child to not get nap.. if she needs someone to follow her schedule it is probably best she hires a nanny that comes to her house. Dont change your schedule if it works.. this will only make you frustrated and unhappy with your job.. no fun for anyone. Give her a copy of your schedule and let her work out something in her routine to make her mornings easier.. let her know while you sympathise with her, it is not feasible for you to adjust your entire routine for her benefit. Good luck! God bless!
Answer by Tzutchka at 11:47 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 12:24 PM on Mar. 18, 2009
I agree with the above poster. If a compromise can't be made then she may need to find a situation more suitable to her own needs. Plus as another poster said it won't matter the child still most likely will not sleep in as she puts it. My son is up at 7:30 every morning on the dot even if we have plans and he does not get to bed until hours after his bed time. It only makes him cranky the next day not sleep longer.
Answer by But_Mommie at 12:45 PM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 1:19 PM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by jbirchard at 1:43 PM on Mar. 18, 2009