My sister in law will come to her parents house and will let the kids play outside while she studies and does homework, she will keep an eye out on her kids. I will let my son out to play and then go back inside and go to the computer or call my family or friends or just watch tv. She will tell me that I need to keep an eye on my child or take him back inside because she can't watch all the kids at the same time. I will admit that my child is more of a handful than her kids but if she is outside anyways with her kids, it shouldn't kill her to watch mine to. She doesn't have a yard at her house so she will come to her parents just to let her kids run. I don't think she is being fair about it.
edited to add: i never asked her to watch my child i just let him outside to play with her kids because i dont think it is a big idea
Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by fiatpax at 10:52 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
Answer by Eco_Momma at 10:45 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
I run into a similar situation at family events...all enjoy the food and adult conversation while I'm outside watching everyone's kids plus my own. That's 9 kids ranging from 3 to 12. I have no problem telling my sister its her turn and she has your attitude...oh, they're OK. I tell her this isn't a dead end block and someone will get hit by a car, I can't watch them all. She's gets huffy, but gets off her ass and outside.
If is not fair for you to expect it. And if your child is a handful perhaps she is uncomfortable repremanding him, or perhaps he is rough with her kids. Your kid, your responsibility. You are not entitled because you have the lesser qty of children. It is presumptious of you to say it wouldn't kill her. Perhaps she has her hands full with her own three and four is too much.
Answer by DeeMomOfFour at 11:00 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 10:57 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
Answer by earthsangel2006 at 11:11 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
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