You answered your own question. If he is too sick to be in a car he is sure as heck too sick to stay home alone.
Results 11 to 20 of 54
16-09-2015 18:29 #11
16-09-2015 18:30 #12
Take him with you or hire a babysitter.
16-09-2015 18:33 #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
No way would I leave him.
8yo is too young. A very sick 8yo should NOT be left at home alone.
16-09-2015 18:36 #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2014
Yeah I'm with the others, if he can't even travel in a car then don't leave him alone! 8 is pretty young too. Just call the uni and explain. How far is the uni? How sick is your son? And he was in hospital today too? He sounds pretty unwell. Hope he gets better soon poor little guy
16-09-2015 18:48 #15
Go with your gut instinct. You know your child better than anyone else
16-09-2015 18:53 #16
Surely theres another option? Courier? Babysitter? Trusted friend? Uni colleague?
16-09-2015 18:58 #17
Call a courier. They'll pick it up. ..insure it. ..and drop it off.
I'd do that because I couldn't imagine leaving an 8 year old at home alone. ..or leaving my child home alone after a day in hospital. Seems completely illogical to me.
The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:
16-09-2015 18:58 #18
He was in the hospital? Nope I wouldn't leave him. And I am like, the most negligent mother on BH if he was just sick with a cold and I would only take less than an hour, and he had access to a phone to call the neighbor if there was any problems then I would probably do it. But longer than that and as sick as he is, no chance. I don't know why you wouldn't consider one of the options mentioned above (babysitter, courier) before leaving him.
As an aside, I am very surprised that your university allows people to borrow $12k equipment. That seems bizarre to me.
16-09-2015 19:02 #19
I don't envy your position. Could he stay at your neighbours and you pay her $100? Cheaper than $1000.
16-09-2015 19:06 #20
Absolutely no way. I would take him with me, as early as possible in the morning to get the trip over with and then take him home to rest. If he really was unwell and couldn't travel in the car I would ask a trusted friend to return it or stay with my child while I return it.
By Soon2be4 in forum Development StagesReplies: 18Last Post: 13-09-2015, 10:29
By FuddyMum in forum Childcare OptionsReplies: 9Last Post: 30-12-2014, 16:57
By mumma100 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 1Last Post: 25-11-2014, 08:42
Heinz Baby BasicsOur BPA Free range offers you a choice for every stage of your baby’s feeding development. You’ll love our ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Happiness thread.General Chat
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Menevit versus Blackmores Conceive Well MenConception & Fertility General Chat
Recommend a swaddle please?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
PCOS, atypical hyperplasia and one loss post IVFPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat