Question by Wing: I want to see my niece but not my nephew… help!?
I live to be an aunt. I have five nieces and nephews from two brothers, and love them all to death. Four of them are well behaved (all of one brother’s and one of the other’s) and are a joy to be around and spend time with. The fifth, a 4 yr old boy… well.. he’s a pain in the butt. There is no volume control on him, he disobeys as often as he breathes, and it’s a nightmare to have him around.
I feel so guilty for feeling like this; I don’t want any of them to ever get a slight hint of favoritism or negativity from me. However, I end up taking the “good set” of kids all the time and rarely take the set with the nephew. I miss my niece horribly, and want to spend time with her without my nephew blowing everything up.
I’d really appreciate any advice. I’m a trained child care provider, and I can’t handle this kid. I fear telling my brother I only want his daughter around until his son learns to behave. Mostly, I fear what could and will happen to my relationship with my nephew.
I understand he’s 4 and that 4 years olds are wild…. I’ve had about 100 4 yr olds in my care over the past 10 years. I’ve never seen this level of noise or disobedience from any of them. His mom just laughs and goes “that’s my son!”
Answer by Shika bby!!
Aww the kid is 4. He doesn’t know any better. Although his parents should be raising him to calm down a little. But it’s totally natural at those ages to be hyper like that. He’ll grow out of it.
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