I was not just referring to this post when I asked my question, but I think I got my answer anyway.
Last edited by Sonja; 27-06-2012 at 18:58.
This thread makes me think about how I am judge by others without them knowing anything about me or my kids,
Being a mum of 6 and letting ds1 carry ds3 around the shops. The funny thing is I would never allow my kids to change a nappy even my adult dd has never done one. I don't let my kids be mini parents in fact that my biggest saying "your not the parent".
I also don't think carrying a younger sibling is the same as parenting. Nappies yes, but not carrying. I could list all the other things DD1 does (and without pocket money) but I'm worried people will call DOCS on me.
oh no...i am so guilty of this one.
DS played chasings on the grass with DD while I selfishly lined up and got a mocha today....and 2 babycinos and some donuts for us all to share.
How terrible he got lumped with her...all that laughter and happiness must have really hurt him.
Not all kids see taking care of their younger siblings as a bad thing...from my experience...most of them love it!
Also, he is two loves to push his brother in the pram, i just don't think a busy tourist spot is the time for it.
And just to add, just because you discuss what you have seen other parents doing does not always mean you are judging them.
Can relate SO much to 'you're not the parent' line, haha
My 8 year old vacuumed and took the rubbish out today No childhood for him!
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