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I leave them home alone at night tooooo

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I have an 11 yr old and 6 yr old... I leave them home alone, sleeping, at night and go pick up DF from work.... I leave at midnight and don't get home until 12:30 sometimes.

For you ladies who say CPS is going to be called:

In the state of Ohio, there is no legal age limit..... if there is an accident while I'm gone they have my cell phone number, DF's cell phone number, his work #, my mom's #, my dad's # and DF's parents # to call as well as 911....

If a fire started, they know the escape routes, where to meet, who to call.

My bases are covered.

OMG READ RESPONSES! We have 2 cars, one is not working right now and we can't afford to get it fixed.

If we sell the car that needs fixed... guess what, we're still only using one car! Genius points for the woman who suggested that *eye roll*

I also don't always have the car. It's a rare occasion where I have it while he's at work. I try to get all of the kids and my appts done on DF's days off that way I don't need to have the car while he's working.

Also, For all of you who want to scream FIRE, RAPE, KIDNAPPED, ETC. That crap can happen with us asleep, them getting off of the bus, etc. Give it a rest.

CPS may investigate, but they won't find anything, only thing they would find is *gasp* Apt with clothes, food, furniture, educational materials, 1 desktop, 2 laptops, house phones and 3 cell phones that are on and in working order, 2 cats that are fed and taken care of, the boys share a bedroom *gasp again, how dare I make the boys share a bedroom* they have plenty of toys, etc.

For those of you asking why I posted this..... lol because 1) it's a confessions group, 2) I LOVE to get a rise out of females who are helicopter moms and 3) I wanted to see how long this kept going. I'm honestly suprised... most of my posts in the past never went past 100! LOL

To the "women" suggesting that I sell any of my equipment.... it's not going to happen. I work from home, need my desktop, have a business so I need my laptop for that... DF has a laptop for him that he had before we got together almost 2 years go. If we sold any of the computers we would be lucky to get $150 for all three because they are so old. Not nearly enough to fix his car.

Also one lady said if I work so much why don't we have the money.... ummm who said I work so much? I said I work from home and have a business.... didn't say how often I work, how many hours a week or how much I get paid. Stop jumping to conclusions. Oh and don't even suggest that I get an out of the home job... because guess what.... then I would have to leave my kids at home alone during the day as well for more than 30 mins. Hypocrites much?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:38 AM
Replies (881-890):
candicefield
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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So what... I babysat when I was like 12. I don't see the big deal.
booklover545
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

# cell phones!!! get rid of 2 of those and fix your car.  sell one of your laptops.  Doesn't the safety of your children matter?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

My God people...not everyone can get a sitter or afford to pay one.  Parents know their kids and some kids are mature enough at young ages to handle being left alone and others aren't.  I could have never left mine at that age, but I can now because they are 14 and 10.  Give this mom a break...she obviously trusts that her kids know what to do in the case of an emergency and they have phones and phone numbers to call if that should ever happen.  Even though I wouldn't have left mine when they were that age, I don't judge others for doing it.  Everyone has their crosses to bear.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Some of y'all need to cut the strings and stop over protecting your kids!! Over protecting can be just as bad as not watching your kids. My kids are 13,11,8,8 and they get up on there own walk to school and come by there self my kids are very responsible and they happen to have awesome parents!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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Some of y'all need to stop judging just because she leaves her kids alone does not make her a bad mom at all. Some of you need to take your titty out your kids mouth and let them grow the hell up and become responsible You can not protect your kids 24/7 kids have to know how to take care of there selves to a point. Oh I have a 11,7 year old and I do leave them home alone
c_ramirez8606
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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I personally dont see anything wrong with this. The kids are asleep. You said they know what to do if there is an emergency. I'm sure you sat your kids down and told them whats going on. As long as you are in a good area, I dont see anything wrong with this.

One more thing, I think 11 is old enough to be home alone for 30 minutes.

aimers6
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM
When my van broke down we had to borrow a car. I had 4 kids 2 in car seats and my hubby worked in another town. He didn't have a license so he was not allowed to drive the borrowed car. I had No choice but to leave the 9 year old at home.because if he lost his job we would lose our home. And only 5 people could fit in an escort.the 6 year old was squished between the 2 car seats. You do what you have to to survive.
te_quiero_05
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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holy crap you have NINE kids!?!?!?

how do you handle them all?? lol! that's a lot.

Quoting momaof8:

I am bashing and I have 10,11,12,13,13,13,14,20,22    I would never have left them alone at that age.  If it fine why post annonomous?   I think it is crappy parenting and if there is an emergency she will regret how cocky she is now. being lazy isn't worth the cost

Quoting LatashaNicole:

All these mothers who wants to bash you will be the samething when there child(ren) gets that age so let them say whatever.. I have left my 11,12yr old home when they did not wanna go with us but never at nite..

  


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:31 PM

It dont matter if you are anon or not. Read the TOS, commuinty guidelines, and privacy policy! She can be found through IP add.

Quoting Anonymous:

Well since your posting ANON, who would they call CPS on anyways?

Plus you could just be making it all up, so I don't think CPS would really take any actions based on some story on the internet.

In an emergency situation I had to leave my litttle one sleeping alone at like 2am once. I was back pretty fast, but it was an emergency and had little choice, although I spose the tyke coulda been woke up for that 15 minutes and probly been up the rest of the night, but I didn't see a need for it. This was years ago so calling CPS at this point would be pointless since said little one is all grown up now lol


luvmy3js
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM
When I was growing up, both my parents worked graveyard, until I was 13, we had my grandma who lived with us but after that she moved back to Colombia and it was just me (13) and my two sisters (9&4) 11 & 6 for a half hour isn't that bad, in this economy you gotta do what you gotta do
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