We have neighbors that we have known for a little while, maybe about 4 months. Don't know them extremely well, we just talk outside when we are leaving to go places.. Usually we are both so busy that we don't get together any other time. She has children that are a little older than mine and they are allowed to play with friends and stuff down the road and I keep my children in the backyard so our kids don't play together much except for maybe 3 times. She seems like a very sweet lady though. She offered to watch my kids while we go to an important Dr. appt on Monday that is about 45 mins away. Originally we planned on bringing the kids with us because Monday is MLK day and the daycare is closed! But we are supposed to get tons MORE snow this weekend so to me it seems safer than packing them up and driving 45 mins in those conditions with the kids with us. Also my DH would not be allowed in the ultrasound room with them, he would have to stay with the kiddos in the waiting room. I think maybe now would be a good time to start establishing some trust with her because who knows we may really need the help in the future (We have twins on the way), however my hubby says HELL NO. He doesn't want to leave the kids without someone we don't know that well. Totally understand where he is coming from but there comes a point where you have to atleast try and open up to people and trust them. What would you do in this situation?
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 10:07 AM on Jan. 11, 2011
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Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 10:24 AM on Jan. 11, 2011
If it were me, I would have my husband stay home with the kids. It's not like he can't just see the u/s pictures when you get home (which would be the same as if he had to wait in the waiting room). I'm sure he wouldn't know what the heck he was looking at even if he did go. I don't trust anyone with my kids, really. And I certainly wouldn't trust someone whom I've only "known" for 4 months.
Answer by banana-bear at 10:29 AM on Jan. 11, 2011