Tiffany - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )
My husband has a friend who has 4 kids. We have 2. We go visit them and it always ends in us leaving and I always get upset. The wife is fine. I never have problems out of her. But my husbands friends, her husband, is just so annoying. He is ALWAYS telling us that DHR is going to take our kids. Here are the crazy reasons.
1) When our one year old falls over and bumps her head, we look the other way and she gets up and acts like nothing happens. If she sees that we saw her, she will scream and wont let us put her down for a long time. If we let it be, she is fine. We done the same with our older son and his friend hated it.
2) If my kids get sick, I dont take them to the dr right then. I give them time to fight it on their own, and if it gets worse or dont get any better i take them.
3) Our 2 year old is ALWAYS covered in bruises. HE IS 2!!!! He says if someone calls that dhr can push it and say we beat him. This past weekend they were worried about sending their 5 year old to school today cuz she had 2 small bruises on her arms. ??? hello she is a child???
4) We dont force our kids to wear cloths in the house. If we arnt going outside or anywhere, I let them wear a diaper. Thats what they would prefer.
And many many many other things that are absolutly crazy reasons to say we are going to get in trouble.
So my question is, many people think we are horrible for not making a big deal out of it when our kids get hurt. We check them once we see they are not going to cry, and let them go about playing. If it an obvious hard fall, then yes, of course we get them right away. But why is it such a big deal to people. I really dont want my kids to think that everytime they fall it is a huge OMG big deal when its not. Kids fall, kids get bruises non stop and if i make a big deal out of it then it will be non stop crying cuz i dont have very graceful kids lol. But yea, back to the point, why do people think we are horrible for the way we do things???