My husband is now complaining that our 3 yr old and 17 month old don't do enough. Thinks our 3 yr old is out of shape. He runs around and plays just find. She's in her weight limit. Our 17 month old just started walking 3 months ago.
He's not even here to see how much they run around and play.
He expects them to act like older children and he;s excuse is well they are "Smarts" (our last name) I said I don't give a rats ass I refuse to raise my children and expect a hell lot of shit out of them. Growing up he's mother forced them into sports they didn't even like.
He has always expected so much out of them especially our daughter. She's 3 and smart as a wipe she can't really talk so now he thinks she stupid just because she can't talk like every other 3 yr old.
Thinks something is wrong with our 17 month old since he doesn't speak in complete sentences.
He says you're suppose to expect a hell of a lot out of your kids and let them know because they will grow up to be lazy and stupid.
Looks like my MIL got to him..... I wish he'll just leave our kids alone for right now and just let them be babies. Not force them to grow up so fast
Answer by -AJ at 4:29 PM on Dec. 24, 2010
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Answer by whatthewhat at 4:04 PM on Dec. 24, 2010
This is a good song that talks about the same thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUKbxbmpcwU&feature=related
This song is too true and brings tears to my eyes. I look at my 22 and 20 year old and think--when did the become men? I look at my 18 month old and then look at my 11 year old and think--wow, they are both getting so big.
I hope you are able to convince him that they can still be productive adults, without forcing them to do things before they are ready. I mean, giving chores is good, but man, he seems a bit harsh.
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