We went to my parents house to visit for 6 days in July.. it was the only 6 days out of the entire year that we got to see them and they just refused to put anything away that was of any value. I am not the type of mother to let my children run wild at someone else's house and do whatever they want, but it sure made it a very un-relaxing vacation for us because we had to constantly follow their every move to keep their hands off of anything and everything. I suggested to my mom that maybe she could put up this little figurine that she had sitting out in the middle of the coffee table until we left and her response was "No, this is MY house and I shouldn't have to put anything away" Ok.. that is an understandable answer but do you really expect my 13 month old son to stay away from it for longer than 5 seconds? I was terrified the entire time that they were going to destroy something the minute I turned my back for even a minute. Just wondering if anyone else's parents are like this?
My mom was the same way to a point. She told me that they had to learn the word "No" and that everything was not a toy for them. I know how she feels because there are some things in my house that I will NOT put away. However, my mom had to learn if she didn't put it, that she needed to put it up high. You need to be frank and let her know how it is, and tell her that things will get broke. That's what little kids do. You can't blame that little kids when the adults refuse to budge.
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