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To be unsure whether to have nephews friend stay

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BoredAdminGirl Tue 02-Dec-14 09:45:10

I don't see my nephew a whole lot and live about an hour away from his home town.

I had him over last weekend for just one night, he's 10 years old. Well, he had an amazing time on the xbox in our big comfy bed in spare room. We had chinese etc etc and I could hear him telling his friend over xbox chat that it was great at my house (he must be easily pleased).

Anyway, nephew has asked if his friend can come stay overnight this Friday. I have never met this friend, or his parents (who apparently have said this is fine) and feel a little uneasy about it all.

My Brother (nephews dad) is great friends with the parents of his sons friend and says it is fine too.

I'm just worried, what if something happens? Am I capable of entertaining a stranger?! I'm not great with kids lol

WWYD? Would you have the friend over or make your DN sad and say no?

formerbabe Tue 02-Dec-14 09:48:38

Definitely say no! I'm amazed the parents are OK with their son staying overnight at someone's house who they have never met before! Or they just want a night out and a lay in?! But it is not your responsibility to facilitate that... No way!

WeirdCatLady Tue 02-Dec-14 10:11:15

By the sounds of it, you wouldn't have to do a fat lot with them, just leave them in the spare room with the Xbox.

I can see why you wouldn't want to make it a regular thing but as a one off I'd go for it. Especially as your brother knows the family (so presumably he's a good lad too)

MonstrousRatbag Tue 02-Dec-14 11:15:18

If you do it, make clear it is a one-off, or they might want every Friday at your house. Which would be sweet, but a bit limiting for you!

BoredAdminGirl Tue 02-Dec-14 14:23:25

Oh I rarely babysit for Nephew anyway, It would be a one off and I know they would simply just e playing xbox or watching films. I just feel a little not suite sure

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Tue 02-Dec-14 14:26:48

My cousin and I often used to land on a vague second cousin of hers...we thought she was fabulous because she just ignored us! grin

She allowed us all kinds of crap to eat too. I don't see the problem really. You're the fun Aunty....the other boy's parents trust your nephew's Mum and Dad enough to let them judge.

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