This is an issue I have dealt with for 3 years. My husband and I divorced 3 years ago. He works second shift so on his two night during the week his parents keep our boys at his home until he getts off work which is after 10:00. During the school year my children go to bed at 8:30. However, at his house they don't make it till after 9:30 sometimes 10:00. His parents eat out every single night and they don't eat dinner till 8:00 or 8:30. I have discussed this with their dad and asked him to kindly ask his parents to go earlier or order in on those two nights (they never cook). He has done so but they refuse. The boys teachers have told me they are yawning and putting their heads down in class. It is only two days a week for heavens sake. Keep in mind though before you answer that these people are extremely self centered and only care about themselves. I have asked their dad to find a first shift job so he can be with them but he says there is nothing available. I have even offered to keep them myself on those two weeknights at his home if he preferred but he refused that as well. What would you do?
on Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM