Oh geez what a pain!!!
If you know the mum at all I'd probably just pop down and say that you're trying to spend some much needed quality time with your two while it's holidays, and that bub needs his routine, and that her kid/s coming down unannounced so frequently is making things a bit tough - you feel bad for turning them away so much and don't want to hurt their feelings, so how about we set up a particular day & time that they know they can visit?
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15-04-2015 15:51 #31
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15-04-2015 16:57 #33Senior Member
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they came down at 9 am this morning
I said no, sent them home as we were going out, got home at 11 and by 11.15 they were on my doorstep, I said no again as it was lunch and naptime for toddler (he had a bad night), they were back at 1pm asking if toddler was awake (uhm no) and came here at 2 again (this time eldest did want to play) they stayed here 2pm-4.30 pm
i dont really know the mum much at all, just an acquantance through friends and she's sending both her kids down here for hours on end without even 1-checking on them and 2- really knowing me
I cant wait for holidays to end lol
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15-04-2015 21:25 #34
Wow I really feel sorry for these kids. They obviously don't want to be at home and their Mum doesn't care if they are at home. I hope they have good heads on their shoulders because this is the kind of thing that could stay with you.
I think you're doing the right thing putting boundaries on nap time and listening to your son if he doesn't want to play. I also think any time you do let them have at your house is probably beneficial to them.
15-04-2015 21:51 #35
I think you should go talk to the mum. The kids may be telling her that you like having them over and keep inviting them to come again. Even if that were the case I still find it odd that one of the parents hasn't popped over to make sure it's all ok. Just pop over and say something like "the kids have been coming over quite a lot, it's getting to be a bit much for us as we have other things on and it can be disruptive to my toddlers routine. I'd really appreciate it if we could limit visits to after 3pm" (or whatever limit you want to set). I'd imagine most parents would be very apologetic.
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