mybluesky Posted August 3, 2012 Share Posted August 3, 2012 A bit of a vent first...I feel like some of my working friends have little respect for my time because I am "only" staying home. I tend to be a flexible person and I love helping my friends out, because I feel really, really fortunate to be able to stay home with my kids right now. So I have a few friends who regularly call me to have their kids over if they need to work and they can't make other arrangements for their kids. I don't mind at all, usually. But on occasion I feel VERY taken for granted. For example, earlier in the week, a friend asked if her 3 children could come over this morning for a few hours. I had to rearrange my own schedule a bit, but it worked fine, and my kids were excited because they enjoy these 3 children...they are very sweet. So we set our alarms and got up early to be ready when they would arrive...and they didn't. I called the mom, and she said that one of her appointments had been cancelled so she didn't need me anymore, so she forgot she had even asked. :001_huh: I asked if her kids would still like to come, since we had carved the time out of our day, and my kids were anxiously awaiting her kids. She said her kids were likely to sleep in until 10, but that when they were awake if they were "interested" in coming down, then maybe they would. GRRRR! I know I am mostly to blame for making myself so flexible and available that it seems like no big thing to my friends. I will be starting homeschooling with my DS5 when the big kids return to PS in the fall, and I know I need to make some changes so that others don't assume that I'm "just" homeschooling and can't I just accommodate their needs since my schedule is flexible, etc. I think I need to have a script or something in mind, or even warn people ahead of time that homeschool hours are off-limits. How have you all handled this? Has it been a problem at all? Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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