Quoting O ♥ G:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *-PoisonIvysMama-*:</b>" Yes!! I am very annoyed by this behavior. ... [snip!] ... are responsible and work hard all week and spend time with their kids DESERVE nights out to do whatever the hell they want to."
I've seen it. A child gets pawned off to mom or dad (grandpa/grandma), and the mom goes out and gets drunk. She will call and say she cannot pick up the LO because she is, or is hung over or is having too much fun.
Sure a parent deserves some time off, I'm not saying they don't. I am saying that a parent needs to understand that you now have a little person that looks up to you and needs you even when you plan to go out.
If you got a call from your mom saying your LO wanted you to come get her, would you? What if your babysitter had a heart attack?
I don't think we think about these situations when we go out and drink.
I'm not talking about a beer with dinner or simple glass of wine. I'm talking about getting buzzed or drunk when I comment.
Yes, I would report them if they continued to abuse the substance and use me as a caretaker. Obviously a child does not need to be around someone that continues to try to get away. Once a week, maybe, but not every night. This is what I am referring to.
Your child looks up to you in all you do.