I'm a stay at home mom to my 14 month old DS. He is(and has been since birth) on a routine. He takes a nap every day from 12 - 3 and goes to bed every night at 7:30. When he is late for either of these two he becomes whiney and cranky...so, I do my best to make sure he goes down on time. Well, the holidays are coming up and my mom expects me to be at her house. I've explained to her that we will be there when we can, which is not blowing over so well. She says I'm selfish because I won't be there when she says to be....I'm a 30 year old woman, not a child. Anyway, just wondering what your thoughts are.Answer Question
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:54 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
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Answer by LiLJeni at 2:36 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
I don't think you are selfish, but I also don't dictate my life around a nap schedule. If my child needs to nap, he can nap at home, in the car, or even at grandma's house. With a 7:30 bedtime are you really going to make sure you are home by then, even on Christmas? It's a time to enjoy being OUT WITH FAMILY imo.
Answer by KairisMama at 2:48 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
So your DS will wake up at 3. You'll go to moms and get there at what- 3:30, 4ish? Okay, so will you be leaving by 6:30-7ish to get home for bedtime? Is the plan to only spend 2 to 2 1/2 hours with the family on Christmas Day? If you really are THAT strict on schedule, that is what I am assuming the plan is. Sorry, but I can understand your mom being a little upset if you only plan to spend a small amount of time with her on Christmas Day due to a sleeping schedule.
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