How often do you have your nieces/nephews

(32 Posts)
BigLippedMumma Thu 14-Mar-13 20:03:40

How often do people have their nieces & nephews? Per week / month etc?

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 14-Mar-13 21:25:15

My sister usually has them once over school holidays, used to be more when they were little and not at school.

BigLippedMumma Thu 14-Mar-13 21:28:04

When I say I can't have her , she gets nasty, saying stuff to people, she will refuse to let me even talk to the kids. They are weapons

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 14-Mar-13 21:28:57

I'm 300 miles away, so never.

girliefriend Thu 14-Mar-13 22:06:17

She sounds like she is bullying you into it and you obviously resent it.

Just lay some rules down like if I am going to look after her it will be for a max of this time and you need to provide me with everything she will need.

If she is emotionally blackmailing you just say no.

Titchyboomboom Thu 14-Mar-13 22:09:29

Very rarely, but my house is teeny. If I had somewhere for them to sleep then I may have them to stay

BigLippedMumma Thu 14-Mar-13 22:22:41

I only have a 2 bed flat. I don't even have a dining room. My 2 share a room, so my niece sleeps in with them. She does cry throughout the night too, when we tell them we have her. They hate it.
I have tried doing set times etc. She's left me in the rain for 4 hours before. Her phone suddenly 'doesn't work' or have 'signal' too. That happens so frequently

Hulababy Thu 14-Mar-13 22:31:44

We rarely look after our nieces without their parents being around. They live 3 hours away, so we see them every couple of months when we visit them or they visit us - with parents too. DD would love for us to be able to see them more often though.

We have had our eldest niece stay over for 4 nights once, a year or so ago. And we are taking the same niece away for 4 nights on holiday with us at Easter. Not the littlest yet. But enitrely our choice and we know our DD will love having her little niece with her whilst we are away.

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