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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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by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM
I started babysitting @ 11 too. My first, and regular weekend night babysitting job was taking care of a 4 year old and an infant. There was also no cell phones back then, so no real way to easily get hold of their parents in an emergency. I knew what to do in case of fire, etc. I think those saying CPS should be called are overreacting and are probably too paranoid.

Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

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

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by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Just because you can doesn't mean you should!

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

 My stepdaughter also leaves her 3 kids home alone. They are 11, 9, and 4. My 11 year old grandaughter videod her 2 younger brothers sword fighting(Star Wars plastic swords) on the staircase as the 4 year old fell down the stairs. That's when the video stops because she was using her cell phone and when he fell she went to make sure he was okay. She is very mature for her age. Or so I thought. But it doesn't matter how mature the babysitter is if the kids being watched don't listen to her. Be careful!



lovely days, daisy

by Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

......I would say okay to this if I had a next door neighbor to listen out for them to make sure nothing happens. I couldnt just leave them like that though because within the time you leave and come back anything could happen one child could choke and the other wouldnt know what to do. Also how come you wont just let DF use the car. Unless you have something you need to get done that day let DF use the car so you can stay at home with them. With kids I always expect the unexpected.

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM
I could understand because they are not babies and I wouldn't want to wake my kids at 12 and it's only 30 min. I mean if your going out clubbing or going to an eight hour job then you need to check yourself.
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by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

What about when my mom had to work at night, and leave me and my older sisters home alone with a dad that did nothing but drink all the time, until I was 7 when they split. Then it was just me and my sisters. Would you wish someone would call on my mom for providing for her family the only way she could? My mom worked in a factory at night for 17 years, she started there when I was 1! We were left alone for the whole night. This mom is just leaving her kids alone for 30mins that is not that bad. And it all goes on how mature your kids are, if the oldest one knows what do, and the younger one listens to them, then it should not be a problem. The nerve of you wishing this on someone. You are probably not the best mom either and have probably done somethings that others would shake their heads at. So look in the mirror before you tell someone this.

Quoting momaof8:

I hope someone who knows you reports you before something horrific happens to your kids.

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM
all parents do different things and see fit different ways, all i have to say is i can only hope that one night your six or eleven year old doesent get up and decide to anwser the door if someone knocks when your gone (because like you say, people know you leave them alone for that 30 min or however long your "really" gone,) and kills them. and i dont care if people see i said that im not posting anonymous.
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by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

 The parents still haven't seen the video.

by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

i think i would be to scared to do it

by Anonymous 104 on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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No matter what: FAIL! seriously why can't you just take the kids with you? Who cares if its an inconvenience at least they are safe.
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