I have a neighbor who has two kids who are 9 and 7. My kids are 9 and 5. I always seem to have to take my neighbor's kids along whenever we go anywhere (library, park, even scouts). My question is why can't their mother take them places. I feel sorry for them but she is getting a free sitter out of the deal. How would you bring this up to her?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Nov. 4, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by firenicecream at 10:41 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 10:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by Iluvmy5 at 10:43 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
You don't have to do it. You choose to. If you don't want to, just come out and say so. Don't be afraid to express your feelings to her. Just try to do it in a nice manner.
Answer by Christine0813 at 11:35 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by AmaliaD at 11:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Who says you have to take them anywhere?
I've never felt obligated to take the neighbors kids with us when we go places. If my kids are playing with them and we have to leave then the neighbor kids have to go home. I also don't expect the neighbors to do things with my kids. I've never asked anyone to take my kids anywhere. If they are playing at a neighbor's house and those people have to leave I expect my kids to be sent home.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:27 PM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by JoLee12345 at 11:14 AM on Nov. 4, 2010