So my MIL is watching my girls for the weekend because my hubby and I are going 4 wheeling at the Rubicon. MIL planned on taking them to a firend's daughter's birthday on sat( I didn't know this). Well last friday I found out that my niece's bday was the same day, and that my parents were willing to pick up the girls and drop them back off after my niece's party. Well, the friend's bday is at 1 and my niece's is at 2. So MIL sent me a text asking if my parents could pick them up at 2:30...which would make them an hour late to a bday party that is only scheduled to last 2hrs(it's at a toddler gymnastics place) I do feel aa little bad for my MIL cause she is doing us a big favor by taking the girls in the first place, and she is pretty much the only one who will take them over night. So I kinda feel like I don't wanna burn my bridges and piss her off. BUT I really want my girls to go to their cousin's bday party.Answer Question
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:00 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by HuskerMommy08 at 5:11 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by bcauseimthemom at 5:29 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
I would also skip the cousins birthday party. That is asking a lot for someone who already agreed to have them spend the night. you should be so psyched that someone will take your kids over night, i would not even worry about it. They will have plenty of more birthday parties.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but if it were me watching your child i would think it would be pretty rude of you to ask me to do what YOU want me to do with your DD while you are out of town. Especially if i already made plans to do something with the kiddo. That would just be a big spoiler for the weekend. That is just my personal opinion though. If you really want her to go to that party, then you should have planned to stay home & take her yourself instead of inconveniencing your MIL after asking her to watch her over night.
Answer by samurai_chica at 5:46 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by ItsMe89 at 5:54 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
I don't buy the the whole it's rude to ask the sitter to do, take or participate in a scheduled event with the child. I would not imageine a sitter would object to picking up a child from say, a baseball game if they were being paid. So why the difference if it's just mil doing the sitting? As longs as expectations and requirements were stated upfront, mil should have said her objections then so you could have made other arrangements or work out a compromise.
Answer by isabellalecour at 10:38 AM on Jul. 9, 2010