Bad parent? Who's right?

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Registered: 09-14-2006
Bad parent? Who's right?
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Tue, 04-15-2008 - 4:37am

I just wanted some responses from you smart ladies.


A good friend of ours has a year old baby.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 6:52am
With friends like that, who needs enemies? Start being busy when they want to socialize.

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Kitty

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"BTW, I hate Lifetime. Their movies will suck you in and all of a sudden you've watched 3 in a row, used every tissue in t

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 10:03am

How many kids do you have?

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Ducky

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Registered: 05-22-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:56am

I don't think either of you is a bad parent, and I have no idea why they wouldn't attend events when their child is invited to come along. BUT, I just did want to say in their defense that I would not leave my one year old with a babysitter I didn't personally know - and talking on the phone to someone would not cut it for me.

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:19pm
I think about the next eighty times he called to chat with me, I'd tell him I can't talk right now, I am having quality time with one of the kids. And I'd let DH continue the friendship in his own way.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:39pm

I don't think either of your is right or wrong in your approaches to entertaining/parenting/babysitting.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:05pm
No kidding!
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:13pm

We have five kids, but I am in a relatively unique position.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:18pm

You're right, I won't say anything...this time!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:24pm

Exactly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:27pm

That's awesome! I think I will do that.


I'm so irritated right now, because I put him on my list of people to care about, and he doesn't respect that.

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