Whereneverever Posted July 18, 2012 Share Posted July 18, 2012 My house is pretty toddler and baby safe. I have a two year old as well as older kids, and another baby on the way. I have outlet covers, a gate across the basement stairs, and don't keep scissors or other sharp things within reach. I do have a lot of books in bookshelves and some toys in a toy box in my common area. I have a certain friend who brings her one year old over and lets the little one pull dozens of books off the shelves, crumples the pages, tosses them, ect. The friend also sits and watches the child dump all the toys out, take bites out of anything made of foam, and just kind of use things roughly. I feel like I have the choices of not having them over, constantly tailing this little one to keep my kids' stuff safe, or just letting the destruction happen and cleaning up after they leave. I know kids will be kids. I have some of my own, after all, and have other people over without rampant destruction. Am I being weird that I'd like this parent to sit by and follow their child, instead of sitting in a chair and ignoring the chaos? If I'm not being unreasonable, is there a polite way to say, "Watch your kid, I don't want to?" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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