We're visiting my SIL and my 19-month-old picked up a decorative glass ball from her coffee table in her front room and chucked it on the floor--shatter! When we've been here before, I always put those things up on the fireplace mantle, but they usually end up back down on the table. Anyway, when she heard it and came in, she said, "I'm not going to put the whole house up, you guys need to teach him not to touch stuff!" (she has teenage daughters) I just said he hasn't had a chance because he's not around breakable stuff at home.
She also said to my DH, "Remember grandma had all kinds of nice things in her house and we were taught not to touch them." I kept my mouth shut and didn't remind her that they all HATED their grandma!
Now, I agree, my son needs to learn not to pick up random things and throw them, and he is in the process of learning that, but in the meantime, it's going to happen now and then, and if she's determined to leave stuff laying around, there's always a chance it's going to get broken! And I'm not going to punish him for throwing something that looks like a ball....
Asked by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by yesmaam at 3:49 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
YOU were the one that is wrong and she is 100% correct.
It is unfathomable to think that because you are coming to visit people need to rearrange their homes.... that is rude.
I hope you offered to pay for it.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
That is why I do not invite people who have kids over to my house. Kids break things. My DD and her 2 DD's, 2 and 6 yo are living with me.. I had to totally rearrange the living room and pack up all my things to accommodate the 2 yo. Hate it!!!!
Answer by louise2 at 2:07 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
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