mom and dad "i am not your babysitter"

Sasherae - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




soo i needed them to watch the baby

for an hour so i could go down the street

and get clothes that my friends mom

bought for her...

was it wrong for me to get mad because

they said they're not my babysitters?

i mean it's the first time i've ever asked

and you are kind of her grandparents.

mind you its like 2 degrees outside


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Pamela - posted on 01/14/2010




did they have something else they were planning on doing? Could the clothes wait for a more opportune time, or wrapping the baby up, and taking her to the people who bought clothes for her could have been a better choice. I know it was cold, but maybe they are looking to see if you are going to take care of the baby, and not expect them to just watch the baby on a whim whenever you expect them to. Yes, they are the grandparents, and yes, a lot of grandparents watch their grandchildren. BUT, you are the parent, and if you need a babysitter, you ask and plan in advance for this. Maybe your parents are looking to see how you handle these situations, and trying to prepare you to take actions like a parent, and not a teen with a puppy. Try asking them in advance when it would be convenient for them to spend one on one time with their granddaughter and then plan to do activities w/out the baby at this time. Maybe this would help.

Tiffany - posted on 03/25/2009




my my mom would take my daughter any time i wanted while she was a baby.. but now that she is 3 1/2 and running around and stuff.. she usually wont unless its for something really important! but just let ur parents know how u feel.. cuz u need time to yourself to

Kati - posted on 02/26/2009




They probably feel as if the baby is YOUR responsibility and theyre not babysitters.

I wouldnt know..I dont have that problem.

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2009




OMG no not wrong at all. They should not mind watching the baby. My mom can get like that I just brush it off. If you were asking them all the time then maybe but if you don't then they have no reason to say anything like that. Hang in there!

Kym - posted on 02/09/2009




Hi i no how use all feel. My son is 11 and ahalf months and my parents have babysat him once or twice and they wnt babysit him anymore... its stupid, i dont understand at all

Sabina - posted on 01/19/2009




i really feel for you because to be honest although i live alone i get allot of help from babys grandparents especialy my mom and to be honest i couldnt have done it without them although my partners lives with meand gives me lots of help its nice to leave baby with granparents overnight sometimes so we get a break n time together you should tell your parents how you feel n that they should see it as a great oppertunity to bond with the baby rather than a burden. your obviously doin well as it was the first time u asked them keep it up and if they dont want to help its there loss.

Mary - posted on 01/18/2009




i agree totally with you. the other day it was almost -10 degree's out, and i had to go get more diapers for my daughter. she's two months old, and just got over a cold. my parents got really upset with me and said the same exact thing. i don't understand it. i was only going to be gone for like.. 10 minutes, and plus, it was the first time that i had ever asked them to watch her.

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