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Do you usually take your kids with you wherever you go?

I like taking my kids with me. They usually aren't trouble for me. My dh usually tells them to stay home with him but they want to come with me and I want them to come with me! The only time I will make them stay home is when I am pmsing...they usually know mom's crabby and opt to stay home! lol

 
Autumn07

Asked by Autumn07 at 6:20 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • we always take our kids with us everywhere we go.. we dont believe in letting us watch the since they arnt their responsibility :)
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 6:30 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Considering DH and I are partners in this parenting gig, I don't think it's a big deal if the kids stay home with him or vice versa. There are errands I run on my own without 'helpers.' there are times I have a kid with me. If DH is home, the kids have a choice and they enjoy their time with Dad. There are also times I go out to dinner with friends or an adult volunteer meeting for Scouts or an art class I'm taking. Those things I do on my own. I love my kids and I enjoy my time with them, but I also need time without them -- and they need time without me. WE find a nice balance.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 8:47 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • it just depends, there are times where we take the kids, there are times when the kids stay home and the one of us leaves and then there are those glorious times when me and DH can spend time alone. I like having them with me, but I also like being alone sometimes too.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 7:03 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I do both. Take them with me and leave them home with dh. There are times I'll take one or 2 but seriously when I've got to do something that I don't have time to be messing around with loading 4 kids in carseats they will stay home.
    The other day my kids were misbehaving in a store we were in. They are not aloud to come to a store with me again for some time. My 7 and 5 years olds were really pushing the limits so after their grounding they have to earn back the privelidge of going to stores.
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 11:41 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I always try to take them with me unless I just really need to get away
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 6:21 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I prefer them to stay home when I go to the grocery. Not because of them, but because of how busy the store can be. They go everywhere with me.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 6:21 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Yep my kids go with me everywhere. Usually either DH is working or we all go together.
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 6:22 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • most the time yes
    serenityspeaks

    Answer by serenityspeaks at 6:24 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • letting other watch them* opps
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 6:31 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I can do either..when my kids were little and with me all the time, I'm a SAHM, I would have them stay home with DH when I went shopping sometimes..now they are 14, 12 and 9 so depending on what I am doing they might want to stay home anyway!
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 6:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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