I do not know if I have anybody that I can trust with my daughter! I mean, sometimes family can be worse than strangers. Family feel as though they have some kind of entitlement because they are related and that entitlement allows them to do whatever they want with my child (clearly overriding me and my requests).
Okay, so my requests may be a little unreasonable to some, but I believe they should be understandable to any sound-mind adult. Example: no red meat, no candy, no sodas, and no swearing in front of my impressionable toddler. Sounds simple right! Well, apparently that makes me an unrealistic, I’m-not-letting-my-daughter-be-a-child, I-think-she’s-better-than-other-children, crazy NEW mom.
Okay, well no! She cannot spend the night, or a few hours, or even a few minutes alone at your house without me or dad.
Then, you have strangers who say that they will follow your requests with no problem. On top of my husband and I being paranoid about strangers in our home, we can’t ignore all of the horror stories/videos we have seen with sitters abusing children.
So needless to say, date night does not exist in our home. Does anyone else struggle with similar babysitting issues that you care to share?