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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
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destiny2nv
by Platinum Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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Its better then waking them up. I would probably do the same thing.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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I was babysitting other people's kids starting around 10-11.... for more than 30 mins... more like 2-3 hours... of course this was 20 yrs ago... man I feel old!

Quoting L1558:


Quoting Anonymous:

lol so did I....

Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:


i see nothing wrong with it.. i used to babysit when i was 11


So did I, and I stayed home and watched my brother. No big deal, and guess what? This was before crime went down and before cell phones. No group of mommies ragged on my mama, because it was normal.


rhope4
by Gold Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

I agree.  Just don't advertise that you're gone so the criminal element won't get ideas, and everything should be fine.

My kids didn't have the maturity level for that due to being on the autistic spectrum, but now that the youngest is almost 14, I leave them alone a few hours during the day.  I seldom have to be gone at night, but even so, the two oldest have cell phones and know what to do.  I have mine, dh's, and my father's numbers programmed in them as well as my job.

Quoting Anonymous:

Seeee that's what I thought...

Quoting TurboMom81:

Ages 11 and 6? I see no harm in that.  You're only gone 30 minutes tops and it's better than waking them up to take them with.



         

momaof8
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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Just speaking from experience I have already raised two and if someone finds out and reports Op or there is an accident and she is found out that way those kids will end up in foster. It is all well and good to hide and post but reality is a whole different matter. 

Quoting Anonymous:

okay so do you want a cookie helicopter mommy?

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..

  



SDarvasi
by Sarah Berri ♥ on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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I don't think she's horrible.

My mom used to leave me home for hours.....a couple of times she went on a hiking trip, once to Arizona....I was 12. I stayed home alone for 3 days...but she left me everything I needed and had friends check in on me and my grandma call. I think we don't give older kids enough credit. If I could babysit my moms friends kids at 9, I could certainly be home alone. The 11 year old I'm sure is responsible enough to know what to do if there's a fire...I mean, my 7 year old knows what to do....so....

StevensCare4u
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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 I dont see an issue. your 6 year old isnt a toddler. They are both well versed in what to do if there is an emergency. They know your leaving. And your only gone for 30 min. Thats how long some lock themselves in the bathroom to poo!

epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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It's completely legal in my state depending on the maturity of your child.

Why not let your DF take the car?
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PurpleGlitter84
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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I think that's fine as long as the 11 year old knows and has a phone incase
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epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Apr. 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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I was babysitting infants at 11 and 12. *shrug* Some kids are more mature and capable than others.

Quoting SDarvasi:

I don't think she's horrible.

My mom used to leave me home for hours.....a couple of times she went on a hiking trip, once to Arizona....I was 12. I stayed home alone for 3 days...but she left me everything I needed and had friends check in on me and my grandma call. I think we don't give older kids enough credit. If I could babysit my moms friends kids at 9, I could certainly be home alone. The 11 year old I'm sure is responsible enough to know what to do if there's a fire...I mean, my 7 year old knows what to do....so....

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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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Ummm that is in correct... 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.... I have all of my bases covered....

Quoting momaof8:

Just speaking from experience I have already raised two and if someone finds out and reports Op or there is an accident and she is found out that way those kids will end up in foster. It is all well and good to hide and post but reality is a whole different matter. 

Quoting Anonymous:

okay so do you want a cookie helicopter mommy?

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..

  




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