None of those senarios would work for me, but it's not my family. It obviously works for them. Could also be a cultural thing too, where it's normal for the grandparents to take the child often.
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We have family commitments that have us out late every Saturday and some times during the week.
We need the whole household up and functioning by 6.30/7am daily at the latest this year. Last year I had to have both kids at daycare at 6.15am for me to work.
My kids nap at 4&6yo still.
We are a GWTF family. Routine would kill us and our overall happiness.
13-05-2016 11:35 #56
I know you are GWTF, I remember the thread about it.
I think it's great you're like that!
I just think a little bit of routine is good too, as adults we have our lives dictated by routine. I know with kids that tends to go out of the window but a little bit of routine is good for sleep and helping parents feel rested.
I know I function pretty crappily on little sleep!
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13-05-2016 11:45 #57Senior Member
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I imagine RAH feels defensive because it was implied she was jealous of people who's children sleep 7-7, which was nothing more than a snarky comment.
From what RAH has said in the past her kids get stacks of sleep...and so what if they're a family who stays up late and then naps? If it's causing harm then best go let all the countries who have siestas know they're destroying whole populations. I can assure you that us putting our kids to bed by 8pm for one 10-12hr sleep is a crazy, ridiculous concept and they can't believe we miss out on all that time together as a family, and comment that it's no wonder our kids get stroppy in the last couple of hours before bed when they are expected to stay up ALL.DAY! 😃
13-05-2016 11:49 #58
Meh my kids goto Childcare three days a week (well until I had to move). And I didn't even work. Then on weekends went to grandparents sometimes.
They are so emotionally scared.... Not. Lol
I think they would be more scared if my frustrations of PND/anxiety got in Way and I exploded etc and took it out on them. I'm not meant to be a SAHM. Simple really.
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13-05-2016 11:54 #59
If my kids looked back and saw I did that for the sake of their grandparents (to spend time before they die) and to provide them with the best life I could, I'm sure they would be fine and could understand. If I did it so that I could have me time and couples time with DH, I could see they would get upset.
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13-05-2016 12:01 #60
Why would that upset them? Are they being mistreated?
You had your folks look after your dd earlier so she didn't have to go to CC for a bit. From memory they also looked after your DD whilst you were on mat leave.
What's the difference????
It's grandparent care. For whatever reason.
Dh and I spent a 1.5yrs working opp shifts to avoid CC. We barely saw each other in waking hours. Never mind actually sleeping in the same bed. The sort of system Rachel has organized would have been brilliant for us. We would have had some valuable alone and together time.
I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it.
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