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You ain't ready, you ain't goin

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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We are going out to dinner tonight and I told the kiddos what time we had to leave and said that if they weren't ready when we need to leave we are leaving them behind.....said in a joking manner. We wouldn't really leave someone behind.

So I figured I'd ask on here, would you leave a teen behind if they weren't ready yet had ample time to be ready?

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Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:38 PM
Yes, I would. I won't ruin my night because my 16yo can't get his/her ass dressed in time.
mischele
by Platinum Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:39 PM
Yep we have
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:40 PM

A teen? Absolutely. I detest being late, especially when hungry.

DisabledVet
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Don't threaten what you're not willing to carry out. 

If we say, anyone not ready will be left, they're left.  We've found it more effective to simply say if everyone is not ready, then no one gets to go out to dinner. 

Unless you have a baby sitter ready to come over, it's useless to use the other threat if you have kids that can't stay alone. 

nanny1918
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:41 PM
It depends- if they are stuck in traffic, no. If they are hanging out with friends, yes.
Mrs.Wilk32
by Platinum Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:41 PM
Yes, exactly.

Quoting Danesmommy1: Yes, I would. I won't ruin my night because my 16yo can't get his/her ass dressed in time.
Msmom1104
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:42 PM
Yup. I would and I have.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:42 PM
if they are old enough to stay home alone, yes.

I've said the same thing to mine a time or two. I've never done it. But I've threatened, never had to follow through.
geeez
by Baroness on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:43 PM
I definitely would...
Sisteract
by Gold Member on Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:43 PM

A teen? Hell yes.

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