A messy child..
February 14, 2007 11:00pm CST
I just posted another topic about the horror playdate today and there is another issue I need to talk about. As you all know, my daughter has playdates with another girl, 9 days her senior. They came over today, and we had a playdate. One thing that really gets to me is - They make a massive mess, and just leave. When we have play-dates, we give the kids snacks and the other baby (lacey) makes a massive mess, which is fine, except the mum doesnt clean it up. She leaves biscuits mooshed into the carpets and chairs. Lacey pulls out all the toys, plays with them, and the mum doesnt clear them away when she leaves. When we are at their house, I make sure that Maddison doesn moosh anything into their carpets and when I leave I pack up the toys that Maddison was playing with. Another thing is, she doesnt supervise her baby when they are here. Lacey crawls around and has pulled down her mum drink onto the carpet. She normally drinks coke, so black coke on white carpet doesnt mix well! And we are renting here, so we cant stain the carpet or we have to pay to replace it. Im just so annoyed with the other mums behaviour, I want to stop our playdate (Like I said in the other topic), what should I do? Has anyone had a similiar experience???
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15 Feb 07
If you leave the child at the other lady's house and leave, or if she does that with you, it's the responsibility of the present mother to supervise both children, but if the mother is present it is her responsibility to watc hher child, and yours to watch yours. you need to talk to her about this right away.
15 Feb 07
I have run into this in the past and hate to say it but don't believe it will stop until you say something to the other mom . You could try by telling her that you are not trying to be mean or anything but that she really has to watch what her little one does and you spend all your time cleaning after she leaves and that you just can't do this anymore . She will probably be upset with you but at least you won't have the mess all the time and she may surprise you and start watching her little one more closely . She may just have not been paying attention and didn't realize how upsetting this would be . Or the other thing you could try is , to still keep an eye on your little one when you are at her place but stop cleaning up the mess that your little one makes before you leave and she will soon see how frustrating this can get . Best of luck as I know how difficult it is to confront someone when you don't really want to be mean but just can't take it anymore .
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15 Feb 07
you have to speak to this woman! or if you dont want to, or if she dont listen, let your babe get all messy at her place and sit back and let her go on. im sure eventually she will get the hint! good luck! the only similar expereince i have had is when my parents best friends bring their kids over to play with us when we were all younger and their boys (who were younger then all us girls) go out all the toys, and everything. omg and then the next morning after, me and my sis had to clean it all up! it was annonying! and i hate to clean, so imagine how i felt lol!