Even if u are struggling with so much on your plate and never had time to yourself, would they help you out with the kids?
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08-03-2016 20:20 #1Senior Member
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- Brisbane North
For those with kids, do u get much help from ur parents?
08-03-2016 20:21 #2Senior Member
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- Aug 2008
No. Too old and sick
08-03-2016 20:22 #3
No. They all live interstate and have serious health issues. So no if we need help we pay for it.
08-03-2016 20:23 #4
Yes my parents do help out. I ask for help when I need it and if I ask it means I really need it. Recently, I've really struggled with lack of sleep for months and I had to ask. They also will offer to take DS over night or out to do something. I often drop DD over for an hour or 2 to do shopping or can ask mum over yo mind DD is she's asleep while I pick DS up from kinder.
08-03-2016 20:24 #5Senior Member
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- Mar 2008
We've never had parents close by to help us. Both sets of grandparents are active and involved, but not not on a daily basis given how far away they live.
08-03-2016 20:25 #6
From my mum yes. She had 4 kids on her own alot as dad was in the air force so she understands that a mum needs a break!
My mil will only look after dd and suddenly always has an appointment if i ask for help with ds.
Unfortunately my parents have just moved so looks like im not going to get any help anymore. But i have a few good friends now we call on each other if times are tough
08-03-2016 20:25 #7
My mum died when I was young and my dad has now remarried. My dad and his wife are lovely people and they love my kids but they don't really babysit. In the almost 7 yrs I have been a parent they have babysat for me maybe 5 times? But if I really needed them I know they would be there.
My ILs do look after my older two now and then. MIL is a teacher and every school holidays she offers to take them out for a day.
08-03-2016 20:27 #8
changed my mind
Last edited by SSecret Squirrel; 08-03-2016 at 20:32.
08-03-2016 20:30 #9
My parents and in laws are awesome. I'm very lucky.
08-03-2016 20:32 #10
We live over 2,000kms from our families. My mum died before ds1 was born but I know she would have flown up regularly to help out as she was that sort of person. SIL is a great aunt and helps out when she can and is on hand when we visit the city, she's great. MIL is 81 and her health is declining so her help is limited but she tries. My dad loves the kids but isn't a babysitter lol.
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