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To leave DD downstairs watching TV whilst I sort the washing out on the landing upstairs?

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IRCL Thu 11-Oct-12 19:48:40

Just got off the phone to my mum, mentioned that DS was downstairs watching TV whilst I was on the landing sorting through the mountains of washing.

She started ranting at me saying how I shouldn't do it.

All doors are open and I shout down to her, nothing in living room that poses a danger really, unless you count more bloody washing.

AIBU to think that it is fine or is my my mum right and I am being an irresponsible parent?


Mrsjay Thu 11-Oct-12 19:49:45

What age is he I think your mum is being a bit loony you can't be attached to children 24/7 you are upstairs not out for the evening confused

kim147 Thu 11-Oct-12 19:49:59

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KnickersOnOnesHead Thu 11-Oct-12 19:51:01

YANBU, how are you meant to get anything done if you have them attached to you all the time?!

usualsuspect3 Thu 11-Oct-12 19:51:54


downday Thu 11-Oct-12 19:52:04

YANBU was your mum superwoman

WorraLiberty Thu 11-Oct-12 19:52:32

Am I the only one hoping the OP will say 17yrs old? grin

CookingFunt Thu 11-Oct-12 19:52:33

How old is DD?

LemonBreeland Thu 11-Oct-12 19:52:48

YANBU even if she is a toddler.

Mrsjay Thu 11-Oct-12 19:53:49

|IS it a daughter or son there is a conflict grin

Mrsjay Thu 11-Oct-12 19:54:13

Am I the only one hoping the OP will say 17yrs old?

I was thinking 10 grin

Graciescotland Thu 11-Oct-12 19:55:54

YANBU DS + TV = 20 minutes to do what needs to be done. So long as you can hear them I think it's ok althoughdo beware of the silences DS drew all over our white couches the other day with an orange pen (it did come out, all hail crayola!).

catgirl1976 Thu 11-Oct-12 19:57:54


I leave DS whilst I get stuff done and he's 10 months. The room is as babyproof as I can reasonably make it, he can't get out and if I didn't leave him from time to time to gawp at baby tv play with his wooden, Mandarin flashcards I would get nothing done

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 11-Oct-12 19:58:01

I do it, sometimes you just have to let Thomas and his friends baby sit. As long as you can hear them and pop down to check on them I don't see an issue.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Thu 11-Oct-12 20:08:06

YANBU how else are you supposed to get anything done?
Does she expect you to take him/her to the loo with you also?

MissPricklePants Thu 11-Oct-12 20:09:57

YANBU! I would never get anything done if I didn't let dd watch a bit of tv or occupy herself with toys for 20-30 mins.

gordyslovesheep Thu 11-Oct-12 20:11:26

I think it's fairly irresponsible not know the gender of your child grin

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 11-Oct-12 20:11:36

OP DD or DS and how old?

ShutTheFrontDoor Thu 11-Oct-12 20:20:08

Twins, one of each.

DoubleYew Thu 11-Oct-12 20:34:52

My mum is way more protective of ds than she was with us. I was chatting to a granny and she said its because with a gc you are worried about them and your dc if anything happened to them so its double the stress.

Whatever age your dd or ds I'd say this is fine. Lock the front/back door if they are mobile.

Mrsjay Thu 11-Oct-12 20:35:30

AH twins oK where is girl twin

Raspberryandorangesorbet Thu 11-Oct-12 20:47:06

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IRCL Thu 11-Oct-12 21:01:27

Oops. Seems I don't even know the gender of my child!

I have a DD and she will 3 next month, I leave the doors open and keep shouting her.

She replies yes like a teenager, gets sick of me asking!

Nice to know IANBU. I just sort of have to ignore my mum when she says stuff like that.

And to be honest I don't know what she did when we were younger, there were four of us!

She is a worrier though admittedly.

kim147 Thu 11-Oct-12 21:06:03

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catgirl1976 Thu 11-Oct-12 21:24:07

envy at Raspberrys flash cards

My silk worms are from Waitrose though so neh neh grin

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