man, i feel like I have to teach my dad how to be the adult...
so my dad lives with us. he watches the kids alot while I go to school. he doesn't mind. but he has no clue about whats appropriate to say to my children...
I'm just going to list the things so you can laugh at the man... or hate him.
my son grabbed sweats for my kiddo. dad told him not to do that because its ghetto. its what black pleople do o_O.
he thinks its completely appropriate to feed them nothing but sugar snacks in between meals.
the portions he gives my 7,3,and 1 year olds are equivalent to what I ate at 37 weeks pregnant.
When my three year old is being... irritating... he has bopped him in the head and called him names. I went off on him for that.
he will talk to my 7 year old about a girls boobs and butt. O_o. We got into a HUGE argument about that one. He really didnt see a problem with it.
He puts soda and koolaide into my kids sippys
he does damage control. he lets the kids do whatever, and just helps them clean up the messes. i WISH he would teach them what they can and can't get into . ya know, like boundaries...
I'm sure there are tons more but I can't think of em
I realize some of these might be offensive. I am not intending to offend you and I did shut him up immediately...
I used to get really bent out of shape over it, but now I have learned a simple convo and offering him a more appropriate way helps alot. I also talk to my kids a whole but about how papa grew up in a different era, and things that were acceptable when he was young are different now. we have to follow today's era, not papas examples. and we have to tell papa when he says or does something that is not ok.
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.