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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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KaityLiz
by Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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Your kids, and anyone's really, have a much higher chance of something terrible and/or tragic happening to them while they are in the car w/ you picking up your DF each night than they do being left home alone for any amount of time. The media has done a really good job of ensuring people are scared to even breathe these days.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 108 on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

bull. when our second car broke down me and my daughter picked up my husband from work at 3am. she went to bed early, slept in the car, and went back to bed for a few hours after we got home before school. 

an inconvieniance is much better than putting your kids in danger

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Concerned101:

I would suggest having the kids go to bed early and then getting them up before you need to leave. They could put coats over their pajamas and cover themselves with blankets, as needed, and go with you in the car. I believe this is much safer than leaving them home alone. The possibility of an intruder or a fire is just too great to take a chance on leaving children alone, especially at night.

They wouldnt get a good nights sleep and they need to go to school.


FINEPORCELAIN
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

So what are you posting this for then? Just to stir shit?

Quoting Anonymous:

LOL actually no I won't.... I talked to the Police Chief about it when the boys and I went on a tour of the Police Station for cub scouts.... they won't charge me with anything... I'm not endangering my child.... and I'm not neglecting them....

Quoting SnookiBoo:

 You got to do what you got to do....but if anything ever happens you will be charge for child endangerment/neglect and your kids will be taken away.



kathypratt
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

just curious, but at which age do you think would be appropriate for these children to stay home alone for the period of time that OP insisted on?

Quoting Anonymous:

bull. when our second car broke down me and my daughter picked up my husband from work at 3am. she went to bed early, slept in the car, and went back to bed for a few hours after we got home before school. 

an inconvieniance is much better than putting your kids in danger

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Concerned101:

I would suggest having the kids go to bed early and then getting them up before you need to leave. They could put coats over their pajamas and cover themselves with blankets, as needed, and go with you in the car. I believe this is much safer than leaving them home alone. The possibility of an intruder or a fire is just too great to take a chance on leaving children alone, especially at night.

They wouldnt get a good nights sleep and they need to go to school.



de1220
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Years ago, age 12 was the age for babysitting at someone else's home for money?  Am I missing something here?  Age 11 - close to 12 and knows the home and the escape route - and phone numbers?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 110 on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

If you have fire alarm and smoke detectors them let them know what to do. Also keep the kids in the same room while you have to go out to pick up your man. In case there is fire tell them to jump out the window, never go to the hallway. It`s sad to see a mother trying to vent out and some others trying to interrogating her. 

mavis323
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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Are you insane?? I don't even know what else to say.I would rather take them with me than to risk ANYTHING happening to them? OMG have you not read stories in the news of peoples kids disappearing or getting hurt when the parents were only outside or a few hundred feet away?

Lisse_2006
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I was baby sitting a 2 and 3 year old at the age of 11 for a longer period of time than that. As long as you are safe about it, they should be fine. I would also have a house alarm, just to be extra safe.

Nonasthebomb
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

11 & 6? Are you kidding me? It is so not worth the risk. Not even for a second.

heartnhidin
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Wow
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