I am totally unreasonable give me the pasting I deserve so I can go and apologise.

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Back ground is that dh had a day out yesterday with friends that I was desperate to go on, we havent been out together since dec which is fine really. I couldnt get a babysitter, dhs friends that he went out ith for the day are coming up for a night out in a few weeks adn I would very much like to go, I may well be able to get a sitter I havent tried yet but at the same time I am not holding my breath.
So My DM and DF have the kids for their tea on a weds, picking them up from wither school or childminder and dropping them home at bedtime so about 6.30pm. Next week DF wants to take them out for tea, he is doing the same for Dniece and DNephew on the Monday, and then have them to stay, I asked if they could not have them to stay at a time when dh and I could actually go out as I am feeling a bit sorry for myself on the going out with dh front. I am working a 12 hour shift on weds and thurs so will be going to bed the minute I get in from work ready for the next day. I no it makes no difference to me if they have them or not, I just feel like that is going to be the overnight babysit for the forseeable future and I wont even notice it (parents usually have them overnight once a year). Dmum said they could have them another time when we want to go out but we have to book in advance, whenever I ask them to babysit they always have something on which is great, she said they dont have anything on for ages now, so I said could you do friday instead, they have something on.
So I was a bit glum about it and may not have greated the idea with the enthusiasm and gratitude I should have and have probably upset my parents now, I should apologise shouldnt I.

Also will definatly do as anyoneforturps says that is a very good idea.

auforfoulkesake Sun 31-Mar-13 16:33:50

actually there are plenty of grandparents who react the same.
hope you get an evening out soon.

looked at the childcare website and the first 2 pics are facebook style half dressed duck pouts, no inspiring confidence.

formicaqueen Sun 31-Mar-13 17:23:28

So apologise for being upset and give them a few dates to choose from

HildaOgden Sun 31-Mar-13 18:03:08

Ask them to give you some dates they are free on,and work it from there.

Hissy Sun 31-Mar-13 18:22:00

Try sitters.co.uk. I hear they're good!

There are duck faces everywhere - there are gazillions of profiles on it in my city and all types. I found the sweetest girl imaginable on it. Two, actually, now that I think of it.

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