He brought them back around eight which is tot's bedtime, so that's a little over four hours, right? Well, dh and I were just getting to eat ourselves so we put tot in his high chair and offered him some milk and grahms and he grabbed the milk and downed it in less than two minutes and handed it to me, I refilled it, and he started on it again barely taking a breath so I called big bro into the room and asked about thier evening. He took them to Mc D's and I asked if tot drank anything "no, because Grandaddy said leave the diaper bag in the car" "I tried to give him some of my sprite, but he still doesn't get the straw idea and I know you don't him to have soda so...."
He continues that tot ate just one chicken strip.
I ask what time this was, BB says about five . So basically nothing to drink and not near enough to eat to sustain tot for three and a half hours.
I ask BB did you have a drink? (yes) and Grandaddy did too? (yes) But he told you to leave the bag where the sippy cup was in the car? (yes) WTH? He doesn't think the tiny grandchild needs liquids? I mean I know he isn't good with kids til the can talk, but really? I griped up and down while fixing tot his THIRD glass and a small plate of our food.
I felt the need to apologize to my husband on behalf of my dad. And after I put him to bed, with yet another sippy full of water(which he eagerly reached for), I asked big bro to come back in and reminded him that when he and tot were with another adult, that had to advocate for tot. Such as, if he's thirsty, then tot's thirsty. If I pack a diaper bag to send, its to take INto places, not to leave in the car. I told him I wasn't mad at him, I was mad at Grandaddy, but he had to be protector when we were not around. BUT, do I mention my dismay to my dad or let it ride?