Siblings attend each other's events?
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|Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:19am|
Now that both my kids are old enough to stay home by themselves for short period of time, we aren't sure how to handle situations where one of them has some kind of performance or award ceremony but the other doesn't. Given the choice, the kids would always choose to stay home instead of going to their brother's event. If it were left up to my husband to decide, he would make them go every time. I'm somewhat torn- on one hand, I am totally "for" showing support for each other and family solidarity but on the other hand, some of those events (like piano recitals and award ceremonies) can be long and somewhat boring sometimes. How do you guys handle situations like this?
What about a situation like we had this weekend where we were going to an event that my youngest son and I were mainly interested in. My oldest son wanted to stay home but my husband wanted him to go with us. As usual, I was in the middle (I was okay with him going or staying) so I went with my husband's call/decision and he went with us. In hindsight, it was the right decision b/c all 4 of us ended up enjoying it - we went to go see Jackson Galaxy speak and have our books signed by him. It definitely seems like as the kids get older, the 4 of us don't go out and do stuff "all together" quite as much as before.