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Babysitters for 2 children?

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Bekki · 24/03/2003 19:42

I have difficulty finding trustworthy people to look after my son overnight whilst my husband and I go out. So we probably only go out 4 times a year-together. The problem is without a doubt my mother, who can only stomach children around her for a few hours at a time and dosen't want to be bothered with children, thankyou very much. I'm now pregnant with number two and I can hear my mother screaming as she imagines the mess another baby would make in her house on visits. My perfect, selfless mother-in -law is the perfect babysitter, but I would hate to impose two children on her over night. Am I asking for too much or should I take any offer of a babysitter?

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charliecat · 24/03/2003 19:54

Would it be possible to leave your older child with your mum-in-law and the new baby...who surely your mum couldnt resist....with your mum? Then neither Nanny would feel left out and you could lighten the load by just giving them one each!!!! And maybe your mum needs a reminder that these are her Grandchildren and not just any old grubby specimens!

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judetheobscure · 24/03/2003 19:57

Do they need to be looked after overnight? My dh and I get out once a fortnight or thereabouts but since dd was born 7 years ago we have only left them overnight once. Also might prefer to be at your house if mum is concerned about mess.

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mckenzie · 24/03/2003 21:35

Bekki
I would never offer to do somehting if I didn't mean it so if someone offers to do something for me, then I assume the same. So when my mum or my MIL offer to have DS overnight or to babysit I always take them up on it. Sorry to hear that your mum isn;t so keen but on the whole Nans and Grandmas LOVE having their grandchildren to stay so start booking your MIL now ready for your first night out after number 2 arrives. And enjoy!

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