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07/04/2013 at 07:23
So we really really struggle with childcare, I work shifts and h works till 6 mon-thur and it takes so much planning to work in with the cm. fil won't look after Isaac as he's never changed a nappy before, sil will occasionally have them for a few hours but has her own daughter and works full time. Iv got one or 2 friends I'd ask but tbh they all work shifts too so it can be difficult as I never know what people are working. So everything is meticulously planned. Iv moved jobs and as soon as I complete my training (around summer) il be doing 3 12 hour shifts Mon, tue and sat/sun) so it's all going to be fine (after summer), so iv planned my shifts and childcare like a military operation, h then asked if he could go to wembley for the football next sun but I'm working so he bit the billet and asked sil (it would mean both boys would be there 9-7, but I'd send all meals), anyway she said yes so h bought the ticket and paid for mini bus....so she texts on Friday 9 days before he goes to say 'her h isn't happy about them not having family time that day' fine fair enough they both work full time but to tell us the week before when she seemed all for it, we never bloody ask for childcare as its 2 children and I'd not like to just dump them on people, h and I last had a night out in November so we really don't take this piss, anyway so h sell going to miss wembley but I phoned my mum (she never ever babysits as she lived in Glasgow and refuses to leave the dog o and my 25 year old sister might need her ), anyway she's only gone and said yes , she's coming on Friday , usually shed come the sat night on the 11pm coach from Glasgow getting into Manchester at 3am and I'd have to pick her up (start work at 9am), she wants to spend all weeken with boys , h and I are stunned! She's totally never shown an interest. She and my dad are like glory grandparents, with pics of boys plastered everywhere and boasts if what 'her boys' are doing but she never spends time with them. Really chuffed that h is getting to wembley as he missed 2 nights out at Xmas and the last city v united derby as mil was so ill so I'm chuffed he still gets to go.
07/04/2013 at 07:41
That's great, glad its all worked out. Childcare for us is a nightmare too - nursery, childminder or my mum if well planned in advance, but she doesn't live nearby. So difficult. I understand your military precision!!
07/04/2013 at 08:19
That's really good news!! I'm a SAHM at the moment but still struggle if we ever need childcare for anything as we only have my mum to rely on (I have 3 young kids so cannot just ask anyone to have them as it's a big job!) and even my mum can't manage the 3 of them for a long period of time (unless it's night time and they are asleep) so I do know a bit how you feel although you've got it a lot worse with trying to organise it all around your work etc. I'm glad you've got a nice easy solution to next weekend! Maybe your mum will help more in the future too?
07/04/2013 at 09:17
I'm really pleased your mom has stepped in and sounds like your H deserves the treat too.
Hoping your mom realises what she's been missing and it becomes more regular visits.
07/04/2013 at 09:52
WLittleMadamS. I'd be so pd off at your SIL and BIL though! Roll on the summer x
07/04/2013 at 12:45
Fantastic what a result
07/04/2013 at 14:43
Glad your mum is willing to come and look after them,hope your H enjoys wembley
07/04/2013 at 20:26
Glad it worked out, otherwise I'd have said for K to bring the boys on the minibus with him and I'll pick them up from Wembley. S would love some boys around to even up the numbers
07/04/2013 at 21:41
glad it worked out. Shame your SIL pulled out of helping.
07/04/2013 at 21:44
Good on your mum, nice to hear she is stepping up.
Oh and if you get back on really good terms you can get your @ss up to Glasgow and we'll have a night out!!
08/04/2013 at 08:50
Excellent news CP, so glad your mum is stepping up and doing something for your family for a change. Hope she has such a fab time with them that she starts to offer more often and gives you a bit of a break occasionally.
08/04/2013 at 09:33
That's great news, i'm glad your H is getting to go to Wembley. Maybe whilst she's here you could get a night out too?
08/04/2013 at 10:17
glad your mum is stepping up
08/04/2013 at 11:07
Wow, glad she is helping. Can you send her to have a chat with my mother, another glory grandparent...
08/04/2013 at 12:41
My goodness what a shocker that must have been but glad she's said yes and your H gets to go to wembley
08/04/2013 at 12:51
Thats great that your mum is doing it. Sometimes thats all i would like. Is grandparents to want to spend time with the kids, not just babysit! Hope H has a lovely time! PJ xx
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