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Zoo Trip would you let your dd go? * UPDATE*

Posted by on May. 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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My daughter was asked by her friends family( dad & friend) to go to the zoo with them. She is 10 years old. The zoo is 150 miles away and it is this Saturday. They get out of school tomorrow.

I like the dad alot. I trust him. I just don't know about that far away. I always hear about kids that die doing something right after school is out.

Would you let your daughter go?

*****Update*****
I talked to the dad & he said he is taking a lady friend along and wanted someone to go with his daughter. I asked all kinds of questions and feel very comfortable letting her go with them. I still am on the fence about the 150 miles but I know they will have a great time.

Thanks to all the ladies who responded to help me make my decision to let her go. 

by on May. 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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mommythree0508
by Member on May. 16, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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Why don't you go too?
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Moms_Angels1960
by on May. 16, 2012 at 6:22 AM


Quoting mommythree0508:

Why don't you go too?

They are going as a family. I think it would be weird to me anyway to go with another Man other then my dh.

mommythree0508
by Member on May. 16, 2012 at 6:28 AM
I don't think I would be comfortable with my daughter going that far with anyone but family. However,on the other hand,when I was in 5th grade,my mom let me go on vacation with my best friend and her family to Branson. We live in Louisiana so it was a long trip.
How well do you know him? Is it just him and the girls going?


Quoting Moms_Angels1960:


Quoting mommythree0508:

Why don't you go too?

They are going as a family. I think it would be weird to me anyway to go with another Man other then my dh.

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michelles
by on May. 16, 2012 at 6:47 AM

 If it were just the dad and the two girls going I would say no...I don't care how well I know a man he would not be taking my child that far away by himself!

disneymom2two
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2012 at 6:52 AM

If I knew them well, I'd let her go.  

Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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If I knew them well, as in they do sleepovers, kid swap, hangout a lot...yes.

If it was someone I said hi to in the hallway at school now and again...no
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mom22tumblebugs
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2012 at 7:42 AM

I would. Some of my best trips were with my best friend's family. They even took me for a week up to their cabin 9 hours away (I lived) when I was around your dds age.

If you like and trust the family, and don't plan on making the trip to that zoo this summer, I would let her go. Sometimes families ask a friend along to help their own child have more fun by bringing a friend.

jen113000
by Jenna on May. 16, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Depends on well I really knew them. Does your dd have a cell phone? If not maybe she could take yours or your hubs... that way you can directly call her and she can call you to check in.
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Fairywings1223
by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM

It would depend on how well I knew the family she would be going with.

Jennifer Wife to Shaun 2-28-00 Mom to Alexus 2-13-06, Elizabeth 8-30-03, Domanic 6-30-02,Whitney 8-10-01, Mac 10-19-99, Macayla 12-29-98 

poietes
by Member on May. 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM
At 10 yes I would let her go. Just getting out of school has nothing to do with it.
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