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By not letting "poorly" DD play out?

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SleepySuzy Wed 20-Jul-11 18:03:31

She is 7.

Bren laid on sofa all day after she woke up crying and complaining of a really sore throat and headache. She even fell asleep late morning, had a bit if a temp and didn't even play with my friends baby when they came round.

Then, about 4pm ish, her friends rang the doorbell for her to play out, I said she was poorly so wouldn't be out.

DD then said she felt better and started crying when I said she still couldn't go out.


valiumredhead Wed 20-Jul-11 18:04:34

Do you really need to ask? Seriously?

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 18:06:09

Mine does this too he's 8, no way would I let him out when he's been off

worraliberty Wed 20-Jul-11 18:06:20

What valium said

And I'm glad she didn't play with your friend's baby.

saladsandwich Wed 20-Jul-11 18:07:18

no yanbu i wouldnt let ds out playing if he was ill, not sure i'd have had guests either x

Pandemoniaa Wed 20-Jul-11 18:07:26

It's never BU to refuse to believe these miraculous recoveries. If she's so poorly that she had to lie on the sofa all day then clearly, she's too ill to be out playing with friends.

SleepySuzy Wed 20-Jul-11 18:14:33

No, don't suppose I did need to ask really but she's stropping and trying to do the guilt trip thing. Not off school, as they broke up Friday.

dexter73 Wed 20-Jul-11 18:16:27

I would probably let her out for half an hour just to get some fresh air. Sometimes when I am ill and have been crashed out all day I perk up a bit later in the day. I don't think ywbu to keep her in though.

worraliberty Wed 20-Jul-11 18:16:32

Let her strop and do the guilt trip. It'll be a good experience to learn that no means no.

Pandemoniaa Wed 20-Jul-11 18:17:17

She's 7 and quite old enough to understand why she can't go out. Still, if she's recovered enough to start laying guilt trips on you and "stropping" then invite her to do something more constructive. Help you get the tea, perhaps?

valiumredhead Wed 20-Jul-11 18:18:53

She shouldn't be playing with other kids if she's not welldexter

DontCallMePeanut Wed 20-Jul-11 18:25:53

YANBU. Do find a way to keep her occupied, though. She'll soon forget about the strop grin

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