My dd has a friend she likes to play with regularly in our backyard.
This friend has 3 other young siblings.
Who usual follow her over to play.
Which is all good, the more the merrier.
But. My issue is this -
Dd's friend is 7.5 yrs. her siblings are
They all come over to play in the back yard. And the youngest is usual brought over in a pram.
Is this normal/ok to do?
For me, i dont even let my dd 6.5yrs over some ones house without my supervision, and theres No way id let her take her toddler sibling with her with out my supervision, let alone take a 1yr old.
I asked eldest child if parents know the 2 youngest kids are here, which she replied yes.
I then told her she needs to let parents know that they are in the backyard with out adult supervision.
Which they ALL return to play.
(they cant come inside the house as the 7.5 & 5.5 yr olds dont seem to understand that this is not their house and just come in and take food, from fridge, freezer, pantry.
They go through all the rooms including mine, they demand things from my dd and seem to love touching all my breakables)
So its outside with outside toys and a box of cookies and a huge water jug.
Im just home from work, iv got housework and dinners to get done plus work phone calls, i dont have time or want to be watching some one elses 1 & 3 yr old like a hawk.
Especially when i havent been asked to.
Another thing also is i barely know the parents, we have said hi and had 5min convo once or twice but thats it.
Is this something you would allow?
Also what manners do you teach your children when in some one elses house?
I usually feed my kids before i visit some one or bring snacks along, and my kids always ask for a drink when thirsty and place cup in sink.
They know they cant touch anything that is not a childs toy or book and to only go in childrens rooms - and to always use manners.