not necessarily when the child's parents are over too, but mostly if the child is visiting your home or sleeping over and you're in charge.
my 4 year old has a "bestie" that she's known since she was 2, and her friend's mom and i have been friends since then too and we get along great, trust one another with eachother's kids and so forth. they have been having sleepovers since they were 3.
anyway my rule for my 4 year old is no drinks after bedtime. she still has night accidents sometimes. well the other little girl is allowed to take a drink to bed with her, but if i let her take a drink with her then it wouldn't be fair to my daughter. so last night i put Tangled on in my daughter's room and told her when it was over, lights out and go to sleep. about halfway thru the movie her friend came out asking for a drink and i told her No, no more drinks after bedtime. also, she ONLY drinks chocolate milk and will not drink regular. maybe i'm mean but i only let my kids drink chocolate with dinner AFTER they finish their meal, during dinner they only get plain milk. the reason is they will guzzle the chocolate down and be full before they eat. so last night i ordered pizza to make it easy on myself and everyone was given regular milk. all my girls finished their pizza and entire glasses of milk, and her friend only had about 2 sips. so she probably was thirsty but i did give them a glass of water later on.
idk i feel kind of mean for saying no to her since she isn't my child, but i just feel when she's in my home she will be treated the same.. lol. and i have no problem with my friend giving my daughter the same rules as her own daughter when she's in her home. thoughts??
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 7:59 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:57 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:03 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
I agree with what you did. I don't think it was mean. Maybe I am the mean one because I would have saved the milk she didn't drink and she could have had a sip of that but I wouldn't have gotten her anything else until that milk was gone.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:06 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 8:00 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:07 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by brypmom at 8:19 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by coala at 9:29 AM on Apr. 9, 2011
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