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am i insane?

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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my so and i will both be in class on wednesday from 4 til 7 so we would be gone from 330 til 730. his coworker said her 11 year old child could babysit for us. we have 3 kids 10m 3y and 6y. am i insane for not wanting her 11 to babysit?
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twade26
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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I would not let an 11 year watch my kids whatsoever. They are just not mature enough to handle three children.

mommy06and09
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM
her mom says she allows her and her younger sister to be home alone for like an hour which in my opinion is risky enough but 3 kids for at least 3.5 if not 4 hours is just crazy to me. my so is actually considering this. *eyeroll*
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Is that even legal?
Either way, no I wouldn't do that.
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polkaspots
by Silver Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:24 PM
My sister was eleven years old when my daughter was born, so I did had an eleven year old babysit for me. We lived with her, so she had all the experience and knew how to handle it. It was also not for more than an hour until my daughter hit two.
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MumsTheWord571
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM
No way! She's almost definitely too immature.
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bloomsr
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM
No. My kids are around those ages and its a lot for me. An 11 yo I wouldn't even leave with a single six year old.

No way would I let an 11 yo watch my 3 young children!!
tuckermum
by Crysta on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:28 PM
I was 11 when my aunt let me baby sit her 3 kids. Her kids were also very well behaved though so i didnt have to do much. I was perfectly capable and mature enough I made them breakfast and got them dressed. But she knew me.
I wouldn't trust an 11 year old I didn't know with my kids no.


Quoting twade26:

I would not let an 11 year watch my kids whatsoever. They are just not mature enough to handle three children.

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whisperwhisper
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Uh, no. Unless that eleven year old is the most mature person on the planet (and even still), I wouldn't trust a kid.

KamillesMommy
by Silver Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Absolutely not!! I would not let anyone under the age of 16 watch my children alone without an adult being there.

jridgill
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Maybe if her mom was there as well just in case. Otherwise, no.
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