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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Well now I feel like cr@p :-(

    Sometimes I have no choice but to nip out when DS is asleep like to put the bin out (it would be very unsafe to take him with me), duck to the mailbox (ditto), or once I had to wait by the road for 10 minutes for someone to drop off something important at 9.30pm. I mean I was 100m away but I have done it a handful of times. I don't have any other option sometimes.

    I'd draw the line at leaving my estate though.
    Uh under no circumstances should you feel like cr@p - there is absolutely nothing wrong with what you do - there is a huge difference between being 100m away from your child and down at the shops so please dont beat yourself up. I hang washing out without a baby monitor. My kids play in the backyard without me watching like a hawk. I walk the bins out to the road, and sometimes my DH works in the garage at night when I am out, all 3 kids asleep in the house and he works in the garage with an air compressor so cant hear every sound they make but checks on them often.

    So please dont beat yourself up. You are a fantastic mum.

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    Never! I feel awful just walking the 200m to the road to take the bin out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Well now I feel like cr@p :-(

    Sometimes I have no choice but to nip out when DS is asleep like to put the bin out (it would be very unsafe to take him with me), duck to the mailbox (ditto), or once I had to wait by the road for 10 minutes for someone to drop off something important at 9.30pm. I mean I was 100m away but I have done it a handful of times. I don't have any other option sometimes.

    I'd draw the line at leaving my estate though.
    We can feel crap together - if you read back I do some similar stuff to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezzo View Post
    . I don't think she is a bad or neglectful mother, I just don't think she thought it through..at all
    Yes she is. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck.
    I have no problems in judging her actions as ducked.

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    @Awesome Queen of Amazingtown
    I see no issue with that personally. I'm perfectly happy to leave my daughter asleep for 10 minutes or so, even though I can't see or hear her. My concern with this case is that the mother drove to the shops. So it's a longer walk...and she's exposed to potential traffic, car troubles etc.

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    Awesome don't feel sad
    What you did isn't bad
    In the same house I would have too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Well now I feel like cr@p :-(

    Sometimes I have no choice but to nip out when DS is asleep like to put the bin out (it would be very unsafe to take him with me), duck to the mailbox (ditto), or once I had to wait by the road for 10 minutes for someone to drop off something important at 9.30pm. I mean I was 100m away but I have done it a handful of times. I don't have any other option sometimes.

    I'd draw the line at leaving my estate though.
    That is completely different, don't you dare feel bad. You're as awesome as your name says xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Well now I feel like cr@p :-(

    Sometimes I have no choice but to nip out when DS is asleep like to put the bin out (it would be very unsafe to take him with me), duck to the mailbox (ditto), or once I had to wait by the road for 10 minutes for someone to drop off something important at 9.30pm. I mean I was 100m away but I have done it a handful of times. I don't have any other option sometimes.

    I'd draw the line at leaving my estate though.


    How is tg it all comparable?
    I'm a single mum, I always take garbage out, hang out washing, clean out the car etc while my baby is asleep.

    It's not al all similar to ducking off my property, parking my car and going into the shops while baby is asleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Well now I feel like cr@p :-(

    Sometimes I have no choice but to nip out when DS is asleep like to put the bin out (it would be very unsafe to take him with me), duck to the mailbox (ditto), or once I had to wait by the road for 10 minutes for someone to drop off something important at 9.30pm. I mean I was 100m away but I have done it a handful of times. I don't have any other option sometimes.

    I'd draw the line at leaving my estate though.
    I haven't read all the replies yet but don't feel like crap, that is not the same as running to the store! I'm positive all of us have done something like this at one point or another. I ran out when DH was away to move our car to a spot in front of our house as it was parked a few houses down and we've had a few break-ins in our neighborhood. We also don't drive it often so when a spot opens out front we try to grab it knowing we'll leave it there for a few days. DS was asleep for the night, my landlord downstairs was home and knew I had run out and I was gone about 1 minute. I feel fine about it.

    So many mums would be in your position and have to do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThenThereWereThree View Post
    How is tg it all comparable?
    I'm a single mum, I always take garbage out, hang out washing, clean out the car etc while my baby is asleep.

    It's not al all similar to ducking off my property, parking my car and going into the shops while baby is asleep?
    ^^^ this.
    It's totally non comparable.


 

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