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Do you think it's okay to drive to your mail box while your kids are asleep?

I live on a long dirt road with 4 houses. I wanna drive down to the mailbox now instead of waiting til the morning and loading the kids in the car just to go there. Dh is at work and he says it's scary. Is he being paranoid or am I being careless?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Oct. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I meant a long dirt driveway....about a half mile long.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:13 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I wouldnt do it.. Alot can happen in the time you leave and get back no matter how far of a drive it is.. How old are your kids?
    KaylynnsMommie2

    Answer by KaylynnsMommie2 at 3:21 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • My worry would be.........what if.........the house caught on fire.

    It IS scary......mainly cause its not safe to leave the kids like that.

    Why can't it wait til morning when they are all up and rearing to go?

    I heard a story once where a Mom thought it would be OK to visit her neighbor across a hall in an apartment complex when her kid(s) were napping....there was a fire on the other side of her walls....in the people behind her.....she almost did not get her kids out. If they had NOT heard the commotion from other people...they might not have. Her place caught fire too, from the adjoining kitchen. So much for firewalls...........

    But then thats all up to you...its not like the mail is going anywhere though.
    LilyPondOasis

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 3:23 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I would just wait and take the kids ,anything can happen and I would rather make sure my kids are safe than care about the convenience of getting mail
    toybar02

    Answer by toybar02 at 3:48 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • no! I mean why cant you get then mail when your hubby gets home?
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 9:48 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't do it. But in the country some might.
    martinmommy26

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 10:45 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Well he doesn't get home til next week. He works out of town. I didn't end up going.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:54 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

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