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AIBU to go to the pub 30 metres away with a video monitor.

(304 Posts)
HoveDad Thu 25-Apr-13 12:04:45

I live in a terrace of houses and ten doors down is a really nice pub that does great food. Would it be horribly irresponsible to leave the kids (8,4 and 2) home alone with a video (+audio) monitor watching the doors to the bedrooms, toilet and hallway? One of us could be home within one minute of seeing / hearing a child but in the mean time we could be sat having a couple of pints and a tasty meal with friends with a laptop/ipad on the table showing what's going on in the house.
I suspect this isn't ok and haven't suggested it to my wife yet but wanted to canvas opinions. You could get the kit to do this for ~ £100 which is what 4 baby sits would cost.

YABU - it is a ridiculous idea and I cant imagine your wife will agree to it.

Seriously, get a babysitter or stay in.

livinginwonderland Thu 25-Apr-13 12:07:11

YABU! get a babysitter.

Seriously? confused

Flobbadobs Thu 25-Apr-13 12:08:47

For the rice f a pub meal and a couple of pints you can get a takeaway and beers or meal for two with wine. Ts a ridiculous idea, don't suggest it to your wife unless you want a row.
YABU. And very silly.

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 25-Apr-13 12:09:02

I think you know you're being ridiculous.

havingamadmoment Thu 25-Apr-13 12:09:43

I really hope this is a joke - if it isnt I wouldnt mention it to your wife if you value having one.

mummymeister Thu 25-Apr-13 12:10:59

You are leaving an 8 year old in charge of a 2 year old - seriously!!. for goodness sake get a babysitter. you are going to need one for at least the next 4 or 5 years until your 8 year old is of a reasonable age so try and find a good one now. cannot believe that this is a serious post. wouldn't even leave an 8 yr old on their own let alone to be responsible for 2 other children. 1 minute is all it takes for a fire to take hold, a child to stick their fingers in a plug socket, a glass to get broken. really do I need to go on. glad you aren't my husband.

Actually, I can't believe I replied sensibly to this...it MUST be a wind up thread......

dontlaugh Thu 25-Apr-13 12:11:10

Absolutely shit idea.

Pootles2010 Thu 25-Apr-13 12:11:57

Sorry dreadful idea. How about having arrangement with a neighbour where you babysit for each others children? Wouldn't cost anything then.

angelos02 Thu 25-Apr-13 12:12:41

Heard of Maddie McCann OP?

sandyballs Thu 25-Apr-13 12:12:45

How is it any different from sitting at the end of your garden, if it was quite a big garden?

It is certainly something a lot of our parents would have done years ago. DH remembers being put to bed and his parents going over to neighbours for bbqs in garden etc.

i do think we've gone too far the other way to be honest and OP you'll get a flaming on here unfortunately.

ShowMeTheYoni Thu 25-Apr-13 12:13:16

Eh? If you need to ask if YABU the answer is usually yes!

cuteboots Thu 25-Apr-13 12:13:39

This has to be a wind up? If you wife has any sense she will tell you to get a grip as well! YADBU

Sirzy Thu 25-Apr-13 12:13:46

So one day something happens and the house sets on fire - could you get in to get up to the bedrooms in time to save them?

JumpingJackSprat Thu 25-Apr-13 12:14:15

Whats so earth shatteringly urgent about the pub that you simply must go?

sandyballs Thu 25-Apr-13 12:15:07

Wondered how long it would take for Madeline McCann to crop up. The reason that was in the spotlight for so long is that it is very very unusual for a child to be taken like that. Practically unheard of.

TheChaoGoesMu Thu 25-Apr-13 12:16:58

No I wouldn't go out and leave an 8 yr old in charge of a 4 yr old and 2 yr old. And I wouldn't go to the end of the garden and do that either.

YABU.

thebestnameshavegone Thu 25-Apr-13 12:18:54

apart from the fact that its a really stupid idea, would you actually have a nice time in the pub if you were all sitting staring at a monitor?

notsoyoniface Thu 25-Apr-13 12:19:16

Not worth it, either get a sitter or take the kids.

Not sure if this is canvassing opinions on an invention or a wind up?

HesterShaw Thu 25-Apr-13 12:19:35

I want to go on holiday for a week, but without the hassle of the kids my partner and I have created.

WIBU to leave them in the house alone? After all it will cost money to take them.

badtasteyoni Thu 25-Apr-13 12:19:59

Well I wouldn't want to be the first to say it - but my immediate response was the same as angelos sad

SlimFitWellies Thu 25-Apr-13 12:20:01

This simp,y has to be a joke. And if not, then you are an utter idiot.

YouTheCat Thu 25-Apr-13 12:20:04

It's not about child abduction, this is about using some common sense.

I don't care if the OP could be home in a minute, they are kids and they require parents or a babysitter if the parents want to go out.

Also, think of the prison sentence should something go wrong and you not get back in time. Is it really worth it just to go out for a drink?

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