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Ok sooo...my friend had her baby today and her family is retarded and was going to let them keep their 2 yr old over night in the hospital, AGAIN! Maybe I should expound on that...Yesterday afternoon the go in to have the baby, mom & sis come w/to watch LO while her & her s/o have the babe...well as some of these things take a while :( They waited ALL night and they ALL stayed in the hospital (they live in town! not 10 mins away mind you...if u can't tell this point irks me slightly) WELL, they have the 2 yr old at the hosp all day yest and all day today! My friend finally has her baby @ 12:50pm and Mom & sis brought LO out in the waiting area during labor but brought her back in, visited for a time, and LEFT (w/out LO). So I get the good news that the baby has arrived, we show up to visit @ 4p (3 hrs later...) and my friend, her s/o and now 2 kids are all there w/the expectation of trying to keep LO occupied for the remainder of the evening, hoping new baby doesn't make a fuss to keep LO awake...and am I the ONLY one thinking this is F**d up???
OK, sorry for the rant...back to the question :( At 2, she hasn't spent time away from home...and then has a late bedtime to boot...but she spent 20 mins crying for mommy, going back and forth from the front door to the bed she was going to be sleeping in. At what point to you relinquish and give in? Of course that is assuming you can. And had she spent hours crying I probably would have called her mom and seen what she thought should be done, but figured she was just being a tired 2 yr old missing her mom and would eventually crap out and fall asleep...which she did. The I wondered would I want someone to do that w/my boys??? IDK...20 mins wouldn't bother me soo much. But i was just wondering what y'all thought? Is there some rules here? When do you call the parents and return a fussy overnight guest?