Ok we'll that's ok that you wouldn't do it, but to be fair you did ask for opinions. And it seems that it's something some people are ok with, and something that some people aren't. I would be happy to let the kids camp in the backyard, and put a photo on Facebook. But I won't judge you for not feeling comfortable to the same,,,,,,,
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20-01-2013 21:53 #21
20-01-2013 22:00 #22
Yes I did ask for everyone's thoughts. And I'm aware that I'm a protective parent. But to say they are would probably be safer in the backyard because of the risk of crims breaking into the house is just taking the ****.
20-01-2013 22:02 #23
DH took DD1 camping in our back yard on the night of her 3rd birthday. They had a ball! I don't think I'd be comfortable letting her do it with her little sister or friends until they were well into their teens
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20-01-2013 22:07 #25
My older kids have never camped in the back yard but they have never asked to either.
When they were younger I was a single mum and wouldn't have felt safe/comfortable with them outside and the back door unlocked! Now we have hubby in the house might be a different matter but they prefer the creature comforts of home so I doubt they will.
Maybe your friend only has her close friends and family on FB so doesn't need to be concerned about intruders, I personally don't see a big deal with it. Good on her for letting the kids have some fun
20-01-2013 22:08 #26
My bestie and I used to Camp in our back yards sleeping on the trampoline with blankets and in tents we were 10 upwards and we were safe. Borh had big dogs and capable lungs to scream if need be & she lived right next to a train station. we also used to lay out on her garage roof of a night n watch the stars. My DS has a tent and sleeping bag his own little camping gear & I have no worries letting him camp in the back yard if he wants to he's 7 he hasnt asked yet though we have big dogs and I'd be camping in the back yard with him once he's older ill let him camp alone or with friends
As for putting it on fb I don't think I would as the area I live in has had a increase in break ins car n bike theft etc but knowing that my dogs would probably try n sleep In tent with my DS and alert me of anyone around ASAP
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20-01-2013 22:11 #27
I'm not sure that you have posted this to get genuine opinions, as you have become very defensive at the slightest sign of someone's differing from yours.
For the record, I would let Dd camp outside when she is a little older (surely there is nobody who locks the door in this situation) and post a private photo to friends on facebook. If your privacy settings are set to friends only, then are you worried that your facebook friends are the violent offenders?
20-01-2013 22:41 #28
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20-01-2013 23:38 #29
Re: Backyard 'Camping'
This is something i am looking forward to doing with DS when he is older. I loved doing it as a kid and loved having sleepovers in the tent with my friends.
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21-01-2013 09:40 #30
I was looking for genuine opinions. Mainly because I was so shocked this Mum would share this with her 1,000+ friends on fb and because I am sure my 6 year is not far off wanting to do it herself. She has already asked once, but didn't like the idea of having to get out of the tent during the night if she needed to use the toilet.
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