You Know You're Too Involved When ...
May 25, 2007 10:30am CST
I invite you to finish this sentence. It can be something funny or serious. I'll start things off below. The little girl I usually babysit, was to be coming here after school today for a short time. I received a phone message from her mom this morning, asking me to take her for 11:00 a.m. as well. The reason for this, is so that her dad can drop something off, and this requires him to take a couple of hours drive one way. Here's the thing. His wife had 'totally' forgotten' that her husband (the little girl's dad) had a dentist appointment at 2:30, and it was ME that reminded her. So, the conclusion of my sentence would be ... You know you're too involved when, YOU'RE THE ONE keeping track of your neighbour's dentist's appointments. Please put 'yourself' into this situation below, and share your experiences.
25 May 07
I know where you are coming from there. I have helped people out in the past with their kids and in the end it has seemed I have been taken for granted, which is a shame on me, my daughter and the children involved, all is going ok when you can help but as soon as you can't the attitude changes. I am sure this is not the same as in your circumstance but definately know where you are coming from.
25 May 07
Actually, latsmom, I can relate to what you're saying here too. This may be another discussion sometime. In my case here, I've babysat for these neighbours since their daughter was 8 months old, and she's now 6. I'm attached to the little girl, and have sometimes felt too involved, but then the dentist appointment situation is just 'funny.':) Thanks for your response.