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Would you leave them home alone?

Anonymous
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MIL loves to gamble. For her birthday celebration, she is having it at the casino about 20min from our house.

It is DH's weekend to have his kids.

We have seven kids total. They are 9b, 9b, 8b, 7g, 6b, 2b, and 1g.

DH thinks we should leave them all home alone to go to the casino for dinner and a few games.

I say no, he can go and I will stay with the kids.

He thinks I am being over protective while I think I am just being a responsible parent.

What's your take?

Edit-Thanks ladies. I feel better now. We have left the two 9 years alone when we needed to go to the store and one was sick. Store is 5min away and we left them with a phone.

I am not going to hire a sitter. I have no problem staying home. It's not a huge deal to me.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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Hell fucking no, I mean really..
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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Hell no..not at those ages...and I do believe in having my kids stay home from a pretty early age. My 12 and 9 year olds stay home alone together but no way would I leave the 9 year old home alone or with younger kids!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Hire a babysitter and go with him.
Raeann11
by Emerald Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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They are too young to be home alone. Get a babysitter.

fullxbusymom
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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Hell to the no!!!!  You get a sitter or don't go. 

SunshneDaydream
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM
Fuck no! I just started leaving my 12 y/o home alone in charge of other kids. 9 is WAY too young!
ilovemykids323
by Emerald Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM

no i wouldn't... maybe the older 2 for a couple of hours but the rest no... and i doubt i would leave the 9 yr old. i have an 8 hr old and well she is responsible and i trust her i'd probably have a hard time leaving her alone.

hburnette3
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM
They are to young.

I will only leave my 14yo at home alone for a couple of hours and never at night.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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I'd leave one mature, responsible 9 year old alone. But not in charge of younger kids.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM
Check the law in your state. I personally think 9 is too young. I didn't stay home alone until I was in middle school (6th grade).
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