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If your dh got arrested would you hide it from your kids?

I wouldn't, it's a great real life example of reality. In the real world, mommy and daddy can't always save you. Judges babysit grown ups and discipline them, and parents are never perfect.

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JackieGirl007

Asked by JackieGirl007 at 2:38 PM on May. 21, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • depends for what and how old the kids are. i wouldnt tell my 3 yr old bc the whole world would know lol..
    chrstny88

    Answer by chrstny88 at 2:40 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • It depends how old they are and why he was arrested. Id say if it was a DUI or something and the kids were teens I would tell them and make it a learning experience. If it was more serious and they were younger then no I wouldnt.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:41 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • It would depend on the age of my children and the situation.
    BetcCarter

    Answer by BetcCarter at 2:43 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • probably, yes. i find no need to hide or sugarcoat things for my child.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:51 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • It depends on the age of the children. Some times things are better kept between adults.
    kitchenwitch78

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 2:52 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • My DH got arrested for an unpaid ticket. I did not tell my kids. they were to little to gain any value from it only fear so I sent them to the sitter and bailed him out the next day. 'Daddy had some work to do out of town' Is all I told them. If it was a more permanent stay or if they were older I would tell them.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:53 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • not that i would hide it but not that it would be my #1 subject to talk about in front of my child. if i could avoid the subject in front of them then i would
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 3:15 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • No I wouldn't. What would the point of telling them be?
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 3:16 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • no, my wonderfully stupid husband got a DUI last december and stayed in jail overnight and i just said he worked late. my kids are 3 and 22 months but he has one of those machines in his vehicle he breathes into and my kids always ask what it is and i tell them it's because he likes to drink too much apple juice and drive... i have to make a joke out of it, otherwise i'd want to beat him.
    julie.f

    Answer by julie.f at 5:36 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • nope we dont keep secrets under our roof
    rinamomof2

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:07 PM on May. 21, 2011

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