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Old 03-21-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default DCP Wants Me To Redo Activities, Just For DCG

So this afternoon as we were getting ready to get out the parachute, dcg's dad comes to pick her up. He often gets here earlier (up to 2 hours earlier) than my other dck's parents. We had planned to get out the coloured pom pom's and make 'Rainbow Rain' in the living room with the parachute DCG was obviously upset that she was now going to miss this, so DCD says, "Don't worry Honey, i'm sure _____ (me) will do again tomorrow, just for you".

Ummmm, no. I have other things planned tomorrow, and I don't really want to pull out the parachute again, just to make dcg happy. She has missed many (or left right befrore/during) activities because she gets picked up early, but I can't redo all these things that she misses! He has said this to her a few times now, and I always say the same thing - "I don't think so DCD, we have other things planned tomorrow" and he sort of glares a little bit and tells dcg they will do something fun, just for her at home.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:30 PM
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Let him say it and don't correct him. It will satisfy the girl and the dad. When tomorrow comes, IF she remembers, just say "Not today. Today we're going to do XYZ!! Doesn't that sound fun?!?!" But depending on her age, she most likely WON'T remember tomorrow.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
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It's probably just an excuse to get her to leave peacefully. It's a copout though.

He's tired... he just wants to go home, and doesn't want to deal with her crying. I have parents who let the kids bring things from the car, and whisper to me "take it from her after I leave".

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:06 PM
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Yeah, I ignore those comments, too, even though they're few and far between. I know that dcps just want to leave peacefully and quickly....
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:53 PM
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Smile & nod....then go about your business tomorrow, LOL!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:08 AM
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Let me add a very valuable phrase to your vocab for these special times:

"We'll see"
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:23 AM
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I wouldn't even acknowledge it unless she mentions it the next day. Scattered afternoon pick up times is why I don't plan any activities for the afternoon. All of our planned activities are done in the morning. Afternoon is nap, snack, and free play. I have some kids that leave as early as 3pm and others that are here until 5:30pm.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:52 AM
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Let me add a very valuable phrase to your vocab for these special times:

"We'll see"
yep, that's the one I use all the time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:22 AM
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I love that "we'll see"
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:29 AM
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My kids tell me "We'll see" means no but that I don't want to listen to them whine about it. Hahaha
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