For some reason, I'm having a hard time getting enthusiastic over Cincy.
I'm trying to set a date for my godson to stay over at my place so that he can spend the night and the next day, we'll do some fun things together.
I've been trying to set a date with his parents for two months now.
They know that my godson is very much looking forward to it and they know that I enjoy having him over but my experience with people with children is the following:
Parents look at their schedule and see that when they're not working, it's full of children-related activities. So, if they take away all the kids stuff from their schedule, the only thing they see is empty spaces. What they don't realise is that people without children fill their schedule with other activitities.
I've asked them in person to set a date, I've sent them several emails and text messages and they still don't reply because....they're busy, busy, busy.
After years of pleading and arguing, I've finally taught my sister that if she wants me to babysit over her son, she has to ask this sufficiently ahead of time. A day before is often too late due to other activities. The penny only dropped after I had to say "no, I can't. You have to ask this sooner" many, many times.
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Anyway, tomorrow is a national holiday and on Friday, we're building the bridge to the weekend so that's 4 days off.