or is that wrong?
No, I think most grandparents WANT to babysit..beg for it, even.
I have 2 grandchildren. It is a lot of fun--but tiring! Thankfully, I have a 10yo daughter (their aunt) to help me.
I don't think parents should ever "expect" anyone to babysit their kids unless that person is a paid babysitter. "You" chose to have your kids, not your parents. My husband's parents would NEVER babysit, and honestly, i wouldn't be comfortable with them babysitting anyway. One of my friends is always pissed off at her MIL because she doesn't want to babysit more than 2 hours a week, I just don't get it.
Yes, it's wrong. I would hope they would want to but for you to expect it just sounds entitled. They've done their duty. If they want to do it again, it's on their terms, not yours.
It's not something I ever expected or ever would.
Er, yes, it is wrong to expect it.
They didn't decide to make the child, they have no obligation to watch the child. Sure, most WANT to watch/spend time with their grands, but to expect it? No.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee
To expect? yes. Nothing wrong with asking them to, but to expect it is wrong.
My children are the source of my strength, frustration, happiness, insanity, sanity, irritability. They are the definition of unconditional love.
Yes it is wrong to expect it.
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