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02-02-2015 11:48 #31Senior Member
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02-02-2015 11:51 #32-
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I used to know someone who left two kids home asleep during the night to drive their partner to work which was a 20 min drive each way. I said what if you had an accident, the car breaks down, the kids wake up from a nightmare. I honestly don't think they thought about the 'what ifs'....but they don't do it anymore (that I know of anyway).
02-02-2015 11:52 #33Member
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I just sent her a text, to see if she's okay & whether she realises she could get in a lot of trouble for doing what she did..
02-02-2015 11:53 #34
Holy moly, no way in the world!! Plenty of reasons why have already been mentioned.
02-02-2015 12:00 #35
There are so many what ifs. What if the child woke alone? What if there was a fire or emergency? What if the mum got into an accident?
02-02-2015 12:08 #36
Some people confuse me!!! How could you walk out the door and not think of the "what ifs"?
As an aside, when I only had one child (he was 2), my DH had a night out and had trouble getting a cab to pick him up (out of town). I knew it was way too far to walk so considered my options. Leave DS or wake him up and get DH? I took the second option. It was 2am and the middle of winter so absolutely freezing (regularly below 0 overnight where I live). I dragged him out of bed, rugged him up and threw him in the car. Sure I could have taken the easy option but just not worth the risk for me.
That mum needs a serious reality check I think.
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02-02-2015 12:25 #38
I certainly admit I had the "I wish" moments ... when you think "oh I wish I could leave her home and not wake her up to go *wherever*" ... but its definitely not something I would ever actually do.
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02-02-2015 12:27 #39
02-02-2015 12:27 #40
Wow, no. I can see the temptation, but I'd never do it.
I'm not really concerned about the child wakes up/house burns down/someone breaks in scenarios.... as they're either extremely unlikely, or my daughter wouldn't be distressed for long before I was back anyway. I'd be concerned about what if something happened to me? If I couldn't get back and noone else knew she was there. *shudders*
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