Gena - posted on 03/09/2014 ( 17 moms have responded )
I need advice,i am starting to be real pissed off.Every time the weather is nice and i go outside with my son i end up looking after sometimes 5+ kids..without the parents asking if its ok!Where we live we have a little garden,a place to sit and there is a small field.Our neighbors irritate me the most,its like they are waiting for me to go outside so they can send their daughter to play with my son(i dont mind that) but they NEVER ask if its ok with me.The mother then goes inside and leaves it all up to me.The girl is turning 4 soon.Last time i was sitting outside and we had visitors,i was in a conversation with my guests,thats when the girl stood outside and asked "can i come to you",i told her to please wait a minute,she asked again and again,by the third time i just showed with my hand wait!Thats when she yelled to her father that was standing outside on there sitplace that i was ignoring her,so i listened to hear what her father said...he told her to ask louder!Her father saw that we had visitors and i find it rude!!
I was brought up to not interfere a grown up when they are talking.
Also other kids from the neighborhood come to our place outside and the parents just leave them with me.I end up looking after all of them because there is a street,a big rock that they climb up etc and they come telling me they are thirsty-i give them water,some kids have wanted to use our bathroom but i send them home because its not far away and i barely know their parents.
I just find it rude that the parents of these kids dont even bother to ask me if its ok. Am i wrong for thinking this way? I have no shield hung up that says FREE BABYSITTING WITH DRINKS AND SNACKS FOR THE WHOLE DAY! And sometimes i would just LOVE to relax and be alone with my son and play games with him. I guess what gets me the most is that the parents of these kids dont even give a damn to ASK me.
Sry that it got long.. Any advice?Or any other moms that are "free babysitters"? How should i deal with it?