Today was a school field trip to SeaWorld that was over 2 hours away. The kids rode on the bus and parents followed behind.
I'm dropping my daughter off this morning in her classroom and was approached by her friend's mom, whom I've never met. I see our kids eating breakfast together and playing all the time. The mom introduces herself to me and asks if I'm going on the trip. I said yes.
Well, she tells me she was riding with a friend, but her friend got called to work and couldn't go. The mom was panicky about her dd going off so far without her, with so many kids, especially since the little girl is autistic and often wonders off.
She asked me if she could ride with me. I of course said yes. We had a great time. Got to know each other. Checked kids out afterwards and took them out for treats, etc. I had a blast to be honest. I get home and my family and a friend flipped out that I gave a stranger a ride so far and how dangerous and dumb it was.
So I'm curious...what would you have done?
Answer by jerseydiva at 8:02 PM on Apr. 16, 2013
Answer by older at 6:00 PM on Apr. 16, 2013
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Answer by QuinnMae at 6:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2013
I think I would have done and have done about the same with taking someone home. You have a new friend. Make sure you get a number next time so she can come over or meet up & your kids can continue play together.
Answer by Danni143 at 6:06 PM on Apr. 16, 2013