So to make a long story short, my mother smokes, both cigarettes and pot(ugh) and both in her house. I have tried to explain to her that it bothers me and upsets me, as far as having my son go over and especially stay over. My son has a mild case of asthma(thank god) but if he is around cigarette smoke even 3rd hand(on the couches in the house you know) he starts to cough and it can last forever and makes me uneasy.
Add to that the fact that she smokes pot, I really don't feel comfortable with my son going over there and especially staying in her care. My hubby and I have told her that she can come to our house and visit him as long as she isn't stoned but she doesn't. She never really gets out anymore to go anywhere.
My problem is explaining this to my 3 yr old, especially when he tells me nearly everyday that he is waiting for grandma to come.
Any advice on how to explain this to my 3 yr old?
Answer by Emmajosmommy at 8:02 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
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Answer by hotelmom123 at 12:16 PM on Jul. 14, 2011
Answer by older at 4:34 PM on Jul. 14, 2011
Well your doing the right thing protecting your child you have to set the rules and boundaries your mother doesn't see anything wrong with that but she doesn't understand either does your son one day he will .Besides my sister has asthma and she had a bad attackthat almost put her on her death bed when we were young kids it was because it was the fourth of July all that smoke someone lit a ciggerrate that was it.
Answer by Betutah at 6:37 PM on Jul. 14, 2011