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Leaving A Child Home Alone

Posted by on May. 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM
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So, yesterday I was torn as to what to do. It was POURING out. My husband doesn't drive, he walks to/from work. My daughter (she's 7) had a stomach virus and was asleep. My 9 year old and 6 year old were quietly playing wrestling so they don't wake her. She was in my room (that's where she said she felt the most comfy). If she wasn't awake when my husband got out of work I was contemplating leaving my 9 year old home with her, taking my 6 year old and running to get my husband. His work is a 5 minute drive up the street. I'd be gone 10 minutes or less. She woke up, I took all 3 kids with me. What would you have done?
by on May. 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM
I've left my DS and DD at home for 15 minutes or less. They're 10 and 7 now but the first time DS was 9.
WaterorWine
by Wino on May. 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM
I'd take them all.
jujubear1
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:07 PM
I would've left her and the oldest.
blue-heart
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM
I would have taken all 3. If the oldest was 14 or 15 I would have left them.
Summerlion1123
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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I'd have left them.
casah4
by on May. 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM
I would've left her and the nine year old.
MommyHuman
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

I would have put the 9 year old in charge for 10 minutes, or asked one of my neighbors to look after the kids for 10 minutes (we are close to both next door neighbors and the woman across the street), or had Dh get a ride from a coworker, or ask my mom to pick DH.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

I would have left them. My son was 8 when he started staying home alone. I would have left some way to get in touch with them if possible, though.

LogansMom1113
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:11 PM
This

Quoting jujubear1: I would've left her and the oldest.
Maks1mommy
by Emerald Member on May. 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM
I would have left them.
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