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We're keeping the grands, a nearly four year old boy and his two 11 month old sisters - (Original Post) TomSlick Dec 2022 OP
I bet! I can't imagine taking care of one little one! I could probably manage the doggos, but MLAA Dec 2022 #1
There were no tears when the drove away. TomSlick Dec 2022 #2
There is a reason most have kids when younger. SheltieLover Dec 2022 #3
We occasionally babysit for GP6971 Dec 2022 #4
What a blessing to have great grand when you're still able to try to keep up. TomSlick Dec 2022 #6
It is a challenge GP6971 Dec 2022 #7
My husband and I know your pain. mommymarine2003 Dec 2022 #5
Try to rest when they do... Hope22 Dec 2022 #8
That seems to occur involuntarily. TomSlick Dec 2022 #11
I don't have, and will never have grandkids, alas. PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2022 #9
Perhaps, but a toddler and two infants is a JOB. TomSlick Dec 2022 #12
That's a BIG job. calimary Dec 2022 #16
I am babysitting my three grandgirls tomorrow. Cracklin Charlie Dec 2022 #10
Hell, I'm thinking 30 would be too old for it! dchill Dec 2022 #13
i thought Tom was talking about pianos Tetrachloride Dec 2022 #14
Pianos don't expect to be regularly feed and changed. TomSlick Dec 2022 #18
Been there! Good luck. Joinfortmill Dec 2022 #15
I have a coworker who comes in part-time Luciferous Dec 2022 #17

MLAA

(17,637 posts)
1. I bet! I can't imagine taking care of one little one! I could probably manage the doggos, but
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 10:31 PM
Dec 2022

3 kiddos? I bet son and DIL are thrilled and sleeping deeply!

mommymarine2003

(273 posts)
5. My husband and I know your pain.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 10:43 PM
Dec 2022

A few years ago we babysat our 3 year-old grandson and 10-month-old granddaughter for two weeks, so that my son and wife could visit her parents who were teaching in South Africa. We raised 3 kids, but watching our grandkids for two weeks was excruciatingly exhausting. It didn't help that I was up half the night changing diapers and giving the baby a bottle. Eventually, my husband slept in a separate room, and I slept with the two kids. Now we have agreed to babysit another grandchild, age 3, this coming spring while another son and his wife go to Hawaii for a week. This will include their 2 dachshunds. I am already tired thinking about.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,041 posts)
9. I don't have, and will never have grandkids, alas.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 10:54 PM
Dec 2022

Only son is not at all interested in reproducing.

But I'll say this, that when I had my first child, and we lived in the same city with my husband's parents, they made it very clear that they were not available to babysit. I was not happy with that, but they were already over 70. So we got whatever babysitters we needed. And honestly, we never once thought of going away for even several days, let alone a couple of weeks. I honestly think that parents these days think parenting is vastly more difficult than it really is.



calimary

(82,566 posts)
16. That's a BIG job.
Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:34 AM
Dec 2022

Actually, having been through a toddler and one infant, I’d call this combo THREE Big Jobs.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
10. I am babysitting my three grandgirls tomorrow.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:14 PM
Dec 2022

7,4,3 years old

In their house full of new toys. I can’t wait!

TomSlick

(11,277 posts)
18. Pianos don't expect to be regularly feed and changed.
Tue Dec 27, 2022, 12:01 PM
Dec 2022

Pianos also don't start screaming - in unison - together.

Luciferous

(6,121 posts)
17. I have a coworker who comes in part-time
Tue Dec 27, 2022, 08:16 AM
Dec 2022

who has 4 kids under 4 (one set of twins). She says she works part-time to get a break 😂

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