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    I really really hate it!!

    I never offer, but will say yes if asked!!

    My kids a free-range mostly and I end up feeling so stressed looking after other peoples kids as I know I am in a minority. So when I'm looking after other peoples kids I tend to hover and it wears me out!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2EandR View Post
    I really really hate it!!

    I never offer, but will say yes if asked!!

    My kids a free-range mostly and I end up feeling so stressed looking after other peoples kids as I know I am in a minority. So when I'm looking after other peoples kids I tend to hover and it wears me out!!!
    ^^ totally this!!!

    plus other kids tend to be really, well.....messy. i find it hard to get them to follow our house rules without being a nag....

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    Yep I love it!! Although I just realised I don't get asked as much now I'm a single mum ... Strange??!

    I love DS1 having someone to play with - DS2 is still little (16 months) and Ds1 (4yrs) doesn't understand that he plays differently. I heard him rousing at him saying ... "I told you to press the red button not the green one" - cute though

    I'm a teacher so love having my 8 yr old niece over and doing homework with her. I can't wait until my boys go to school and I can help them like that. I love to see them learning!!

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    No not a fan i never know what to do with them and trying not to be rude here but if they are girls i have no idea i have 1 son so i know how to play with cars and trucks and wrestle and i know what he likes to do but with girls or other children i have no idea.

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    Depends. I don't really care actually.... I've already got 5, so what's one or two more.. and they tend to keep the boys occupied anyway.

    That being said i really have only had a few different kids over, we're having a sleepover next weekend with a little girl the boys are friends with, and they often have sleep over's at a friends house...

    But I tend to be friends with people who parent similar to myself... so it's really no drama.

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    I loathe it. I'm just not interested. I don't even really like it when other kids come to my house, and they seem to be a whole lot messier than mine. A lot of the time.......if I'm completely honest..........other people's kids irritate me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    yep it's my job haha

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    No! But I'm minding 2 kids tonight for a sleepover so there'll be 4 kids 5, 3,2 and 6 months. Wish me luck lol

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    Unless I'm close to the kid (and I can name zero aside from my own kids at the moment) then hell no. I don't know why but other people's kids annoy the s*** outta me! If it's urgent ill mind other peoples kids but I'm not the person who's babysitting so y'all can go clubbing and get wasted.

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    Interesting resonses - the number of negative responses confirms for me why I'm glad that I don't have to put my children into care. Now before anyone goes off at me, that this is not the same, well I think it mostly is! Human nature is what it is. Most of us don't want to look after someone elses kids, and like it or not, it seems to be pretty normal to feel that way. I don't care if you get paid to do it or not, if the choice was your own, you'd prefer to take care of your own kids because everyone elses are irritating.

    As someone said it doesn't mean you wouldn't do it, but it's not because you want to, necessarily.

    Do you agree or am I way off here?


 

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