Why is it so all or nothing? Don't you feel you can really relax unless your son is out for the whole night?
I did exactly the same thing as a child, I always remember helping mum get dressed up when they used to go out, I like that kids get to see their parents be regular humans every once and a while
You hit the nail on the head thigh when you say every once and a while.
I absolutely agree parents need time to just themselves, we can't be martyrs as that's not good for anyone, I just think 2 nights and an entire day every week is excessive and selfish.
We didn't have grandparents growing up, but my brother and I had godparents who would look after us when mum and dad went out. It was probably only 5 or 6 times a year and we used to LOVE doing that, but because it was such a novelty.
I felt so loved there and so secure there. As much as if I were in my own home.
I never ever felt palmed off or anything - the opposite if anything.
I probably wouldn't do it with DS but that's circumstantial.... My mum and dad are too busy to have him sleep over, my in laws already live with one of their grandsons and I feel it would be too much to ask but if the circumstances were like my own I would totally do it.
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