What do you think Alicia should do? Have you ever been in a similar situation?
Dear MS&J, Love you guys! Here goes: (I won’t give names)
My daughter has a sweet friend who comes over often. This little girl is her favorite/best friend. Ages are 8&9. We like her….BUT, this summer I’ve noticed something that I DON”T LIKE at all. I’ve only watched it happen, and have not YET said anything. This girl, BOSSES my daughter around. A LOT. Whatever they end up doing – it’s what she wants. My daughter just goes along. I fear it’s because she really wants this friend. In their group, she’s kind of the “IT” girl. I DO NOT want her to be bossed around and think this is okay. Before I say something……what are your thoughts or experiences???
Thanks so much!!! Alicia
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1 – Let 1 person handle booking and schedules etc. That way if you have a question or you lose something, you know exactly WHO can help you. Choose the most organized of your family members.
2 – Pick a place/destination that will have something for everyone.
3 – DO NOT over schedule or force anyone to keep to a strict schedule. And since it IS a family vacation, have 1 appointment every day together. Breakfast or dinner works well for this.
4 – Make sure everyone has everyone else’s cell phone numbers etc.
5 – Plan who will cook and when. Make a schedule. One person should not be stuck shopping or cooking the entire time.
6 – Be patient and mindful of late sleepers and nappers.
7 – If you have young children, be okay with them coming off of their schedule a little. They will be off, it’s a different routine.
8 – Think twice before complaining about another family member. You won’t be able to take it back, and you still have to get home :o)
9 – Bring games. Play games. This is the BEST kind of family fun, and it’s not done nearly enough.
Stephen King – Mr. Mercedes
Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) – The Silkworm
Tom Rob Smith – The Farm
Nicholas Sparks – The Best of Me
Ron Rash – Serena
Cheryl Strayed – Wild