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2 mindees plus own 2 playing quietly, is it wrong to do a bit of tidying up/sorting out?

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S88AHG · 02/01/2007 14:43

It just feels a bit wrong, but they are happily playing switching between nintendo ds and imagination games, drinks are on the side if they want them, they dont need me so I have tidied up Christmas catalogues, cardboard, and other bits. Do you think its ok?

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shosha · 02/01/2007 14:51

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cat64 · 02/01/2007 14:52

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S88AHG · 02/01/2007 14:58

Thanks, they are older children too, they are 8, 7, 7, 4 so its not like they need "watching" and if they ask for something, play doh etc, I would just stop what I was doing and sort it out, they are back to school on Thursday, so I dont think they need to be avidly reading/writing/drawing, as that will start when they go back to school.

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shosha · 02/01/2007 15:09

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zoeuk1 · 02/01/2007 18:24

ive had my own 2 (8 and 12), and 2 mindees (7 and 11) all day today. ive been tidying up as we go along. i wouldnt start doing the housework, but bits and bobs while they are occupied , i would say is ok. e.g we took the xmas tree down today and the room needed a quick vaccum where the tree had been.


StrawberrySnowflakes · 02/01/2007 20:37

ill have dd and one mindee tomorrow and were all taking the christmas tree down..going through all the decorations theyve hung on it, wrapping them up till next year, pulling a few crackers left for them, a must for me

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