I go to church every Sunday and Wednesday and my friends kids have expressed interest in going with my daughter to church, and the parents will once in awhile ask me and of course we say yes. But, now it's getting to the point where it's almost like it's an excuse to get their kids out of the house. I tell them "well why don't you go to church?" They say they are always busy those days, but when I pick up and drop off the kids they'll still be in pajamas! And to top it off, when I ask them to help me out and watch my 2 kids so I can play softball while my husband is away, they're too busy for me then, too.
Am I being taken advantage of or am I being overly sensitive? I figure if the kids want to go to church and the parents don't disagree, maybe the parents should be the one taking them.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by oldermomof5 at 2:08 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by Ati_13 at 2:09 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Well if you feel you are being taken advantage of then you should have a talk with the parents.
However you make it your moral obligation to take them to church. You are volunteering a service that may not hold the same intent or meaning to your friends as it does to you. You cant be angry b/c of what they choose to do on their spare time. If their kids enjoy church with you, and they trust yout to take them, then isnt your duty as a Christian served? My personal advise is this: Do all your deeds out of the kindness of your own heart, not in the hopes of repaid efforts. If they the friendship is unequal then you have to do something about it, b/4 it breaks.
Answer by sugahmamma at 2:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
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Answer by MamaK88 at 3:00 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 3:11 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
It definitely sounds to me like you are being taken advantage of. How old are the kids?
Answer by beeky at 4:23 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
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