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Sl33py Wed 21-Aug-19 16:10:53

I have 4 children. Aged - 1,2,4,6. My partner and I really struggle at family functions. I dread it when aunt, cousins or siblings invite us to BBQs. It’s so difficult looking after my children, getting them drinks, food and trying to speak to people.
Does anyone else with 4 children find this? It’s started to give me anxiety every time we get asked to one.
TIA x

Gracebeau89 Sat 24-Aug-19 16:52:40

I know what you mean I have 3 young children and that's hard enough

IVEgottheDECAF Sun 25-Aug-19 08:11:43

It gets easier as they get older, make sure you encourage independence

BrutusMcDogface Thu 29-Aug-19 22:36:27

If we go to family functions, all adults usually muck in and help all kids. Wouldn’t grandparents/aunts etc help get them their food/drinks/hold the little one etc?

Bat3 Thu 29-Aug-19 22:39:18

Yes! Agree completely.

I often make excuses. I can’t relax and would rather be at home.

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