I had a sales meeting this weekend and DS went to my SIL's house,, he loves to go and they spoil him like crazy. He has never went in the summer, only the winter. Anyway I found out that they went to the lake and went boating,, she did not make him wear a life jacket! He just turned 5 years old and can kind of swim, but not so good,,I was MORTIFIED! He would have drowned if ANYTHING would have happened, DS told me he didn't want to wear it, so she didn't make him,, HE said, I knew you would be mad! I said Billy you are never to even go around a lake or pool without a lifejacket on,, you know better--What do you think?
Answer by MizLee at 2:34 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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Answer by WendyJR at 1:14 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
I think that you or your DH should have a conversation with your SIL. You can try the approach of not being confrontational about it and just let her know that your DS told you about what happened and that "he should know better" and ask her to please make sure he has one on next time, that it doesn't matter whether or not he wants one on, it is your rule and he has to follow it even when you are not around. If you take this approach I think it would probably eliminate any room for conflict with your SIL but she is also being put on notice that this is a must with you, if it happens again then I would recommend not allowing him to visit/go on the boat unless you or your DH are there with him.
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 12:54 PM on Jun. 28, 2010