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    I've never been away from them overnight. On very rare occassions in laws will watch them if DH and I need to go to a childless event. My in laws would happily have them weekly/overnight whenever I wanted, but I'm just not interested in leaving them, I prefer spending time as a family, I miss them ETA - when my kids are old enough to request to spend the night at Grandma and Poppies, I'm not going to tell them no. The only reason I don't do it now is because I selfishly prefer them at home and miss them when they're gone, I know they'd love to spend the night with their grandparents. When they're asking me to go, and the kids and grandparents AND DH can all gang up on me, I'll be letting them. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    when my kids are old enough to request to spend the night at Grandma and Poppies, I'm not going to tell them no. The only reason I don't do it now is because I selfishly prefer them at home and miss them when they're gone, I know they'd love to spend the night with their grandparents. When they're asking me to go, and the kids and grandparents AND DH can all gang up on me, I'll be letting them. Lol
    that was very much me. I enjoy my alone time with DP now that he's older but I hated him being gone when he was little. I just can't deprive him of his much loved time with his nan, they both have a blast.

    In saying that, there's nothing wrong with the kids having a sleepover from time to time to enjoy some one-on-one time with your DP or even friends... I know I treasure my one-on-one time with DS and go out of my way to make it happen regularly, I don't see why I should feel differently about that time with DP.

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    Once a week - maybe twice a week? It varies - sometimes more, sometimes less.

    DD goes to bed around 5pm, and then she doesn't wake until 6am, so usually she doesn't know she's being babysat. Mum and Dad come over and watch TV in our lounge, but she's never woken up while they're there.

    She stays at their house overnight about once every few months - although it's been twice this week, for various reasons! She loves it though - she gets very excited about sleepovers at their house

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    Not often at all do we go out without our kids. Apart from the fact we live in the country and don't have family to call on to look after the kids the country life is very friendly and family orientated, people take their kids nearly everywhere.

    We have a girl from the child care centre that will babysit for us on the odd occassion we require it. Dh and I went to a concert last year and I went to a work dinner and a girls night out this year but that's it for the past few years. Even on our visits to the city where family are on hand we don't dump the kids and go out. We do have a concert to go to in December and the kids will be staying with SIL.

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    Once, went to a Wedding a year ago and they stayed overnight at MIL, ( she has them often when i work but usually daytime only). Oh and in August MIL had toddler overnight so we could go to Kids footy awards night with older2 does that count.?


 

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