We do not always rest alone with the child, sometimes guests come to us. According to the experience of the past two years, I can already draw some conclusions regarding the joint children’s holiday.
1. Third – adult
The most convenient position, for an adult is an adult. He himself can entertain, feed, independently go to the beach, etc. Of course, we don’t take anyone with us. And those whom we take, are well aware of our daily routine and the features of our lives in order to easily and organically fit into our circle. So we had almost entirely last summer in Spain.
This is where the problems begin – the discrepancy between the modes, different taste preferences and the need for cooking each separately, different ways of hanging out. And just different abilities and skills. If one and a half, and the second year, for example. It is also very difficult to add different parental education systems here.
There are advantages too, of course – children communicate with their peers, they play, learn from each other. Almost a mini garden. But unfortunately, the pros are over. I got a good lesson this summer. Before, I somehow did not think that it could be so difficult!
3. Older children or peers
That’s the best with them! The difference in age – up to a year. Of course, knowledge and skills, as well as the special parental approach has not been canceled. But it is much easier for such kids to get along, make friends and play together, because they have practically the same interests and aspirations.
Last year we were visiting my girlfriend – her daughter is 4 months older. We were extremely surprised to see how the children began to play together, together. We have never heard a single quarrel. We could sit in one room, and they calmly play another. This summer we will go again (in August). I hope everything will be just as good.
Of course, it is best to relax with those kids whose parents share your views on education. Although, unfortunately, sometimes this can be checked only by living together. At the site, everything is fine, but how do you begin to live under one roof, then the Pandora’s box opens.
I came to the conclusion that I will no longer call for the same moms with children to rest with me – this is very difficult. And all. Not a rest at all. Although the finances out very economically, as living expenses are less. It is easier to take an adult with you or, as early as next year, only a child without a parent, so that two children are in the same conditions.
As practice has shown, children love me, they very quickly become attached to me, reach out to me and want to play with me themselves (and not with their mothers!). Even if I scold them sometimes and I can punish them! By the way, I did not observe such a tendency for my child – to leave my mother and go play with someone else’s aunt. It probably says something. And now Anya and Vitya left, and she writes me an e-mail that Vitya constantly asks for Aunt Mine.