Post by minionkeeper on Jul 5, 2016 16:13:20 GMT -5
Not allowing my four year old to drink caffeinated frapachinos when he's just as happy with a small chocolate milk.
Not allowing my four year old to see any movie that isn't G rated.
Not allowing my infant to eat fries, Popsicles, and chocolate.
Insisting on bed times.
I can not wait to get out of here. We have the keys, and our stuff should be here about the 12th. The FFFC part is I'm so thankful for the free room and board, and everything my parents have done, but I hate being here. It's put a tear in my marriage, and I think I'm sick with stress. Every time we sit down to eat I have to be on guard that they will sneak foods to the baby, or when we put in a movie at 6 pm when the kids are awake it'll be violent or the theme will be too mature.
People say I should have just let it all go, it's temporary, right? But then I would not be the parent I am and that's not what the last two years taught me.
Fwiw, I was being judgy myself. I couldn't believe the foods they let their four year old eat and drink, the pg13 movies they let her watch, and the snottiness and meanness they let her get away with.
It's hard to explain and I know I sound insane- but I am SO glad I dont have to live here forever.
But now, I'm over judging. I just remove myself and my kids and move on b
This is late but stick to your guns. Your kids, your rules. I had a lengthy discussion with my sister about why I don't let my kids drink fruit juices and she still didn't get it. It may seem trivial to everyone else but it's your children not theirs.