Heard this on the radio this morning. What do you think? ***Edited...listen for yourself if you want***
I listen to this radio station that does a bit for men and women that have gone out with someone else only never to hear from them again. They call the other person on the air and find out what the deal is and why they never called for a second date.
Today it was a girl that had finally been asked out by her co-worker that she had a crush on. She thought they went out and had a great time. No kiss at the end, just a respectful, fun evening. When they get the guy on the phone he says the reason he didn't call her back is because when they left to go to eat, she left her 8 year old and 5 year old alone without a babysitter. He said she was a terrible mother and he didn't want to go out with her again after that.
I know that some of these radio things are scripted. I also wonder why he just didn't refuse to go out if he was uncomfortable leaving children alone like that. But the "mom" was defending herself saying the only reason she agreed to go out to the particular place they went to was because it was only 15 mins away from her home and if her 8 year old called her she could be there "just like that". I was kind of shocked that she had that mind set. She was explaining that parents coddle their children too much nowadays which I agree with. But I don't think I would leave an 8 and 5 year old alone so I could go on a date. Even if it were only 15 mins away.
I know it depends on the maturity of the child, but do you thing 8 and 5 is too young to be left alone for three hours? (that's how long they said the date was)
****It's on hot101.5 with Jayde (Tampa) under the "Blown Off section". It's Katherine vs. Aaron. I forgot about the mom saying she left them with plenty of apple juice and candy so they wouldn't choke. Yikes.