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23/12/2013 at 10:22
Not really as interesting to be called a dilemma but more a what do you think?
My brother and family live 250 mile round trip away. Over the last 18 months we have visited them approx 7 times, they have come to me twice and we have met somewhere else twice. At October I offered them to visit us and they said could we come to them. So we did. We have made contact about meeting up and again he has suggested we come to them. The last journey I did with the children was horrendous and am not looking forward to recreating it soon. His children are 10 and 8. The eldest lives on his computer and is allergic to cats. So am I being a PITA in wanting them to visit us? Should I just get on with it and visit them again? Or should I request they visit us again?
Does anyone care enough to respond?
23/12/2013 at 10:31
I'd say it was his turn as the last journery was horrendous but it could be a case of you wanting to see them more than them you if they aren't offering to travel to you
23/12/2013 at 10:34
I think you should visit them this time (making adequare preperations for the arguing in the car..........tranquilisers anyone ) and then explain to him that next time you would really like him to visit you? it's christmas and it would be nice to see them x
23/12/2013 at 10:48
I'd def say it was his turn as their last visit to us was over 16 months ago but it is Christmas and I think if I didn't make the effort then we wouldn't see them. I think I'll do what CW says and whilst we are there say it would be nice if they visit us next time. Cheers both
23/12/2013 at 10:54
On the kids in the car thing - have you got a plan? My two argue in the car a lot which winds me up but it is easier as L can sit in the front. My cousin has compeitions in the car, like who can spot the most red cars and who can be the quietest, then they get a prize of some sort but only at destination. She has also explained to her eldest daughter how important it is for her to concentrate on driving and this seems to have worked, she feels all grown up for Mummy telling her she needs her to be a big girl for everyone's sake.
23/12/2013 at 11:02
I think after the last event it will have to be with B in the front - that is the only way I can think it will work. Even on short journeys now U will pull B out of his seat. I need some magic way to lock them in their seats. They intereferred with each other when she was in the five point harness but now it is silly. I wish they did bigger five point harnesses
23/12/2013 at 11:05
Oh yes I know what you mean, Molly is only just learning not to try to get out of the seat, she puts her arms through if you give her the oppertunity and it just goes around her waist.
23/12/2013 at 13:52
Another tip for travelling. Long way. Travel either really early or really late so that at least one of the. Will sleep part of the way. Sometimes works for us these days
23/12/2013 at 15:08
Pelican - thank you, we try the late, expecting them to sleep but they don't they talk and argue all the way. We do a fair bit of driving together and we have just hit a bad patch
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