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In leaving DD at home poorly whilst we go out for a meal?

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ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:21:04

It's my birthday. DH and I are meant to be going to the local hostelry for dinner whilst DD is at Guides in the next door hall. We can walk her to Guides at 7pm, have dinner then walk home with her at 9pm.

She has not gone to school because of a sore throat and bad head.

DH thinks we shouldn't leave her at home this evening and we should cancel our meal.

I think she will survive.

She is 13.

Eskino Thu 16-May-13 11:22:19

I would cancel seeing that she's poorly.

Can you get a nice takeaway you can all share instead?

Eskino Thu 16-May-13 11:23:15

Happy birthday!

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:24:06

I don't want a takeaway


ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:24:18

Thank you

megandraper Thu 16-May-13 11:24:49

Have the meal next week. You'll enjoy it more.

MammaTJ Thu 16-May-13 11:24:59

13, she will survive.

Happy Birthday.

TheSecondComing Thu 16-May-13 11:25:02

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SpockSmashesScissors Thu 16-May-13 11:25:18

Get a take-away

Seems a bit mean to go when she's stuck at home feeling poorly.

LifeofPo Thu 16-May-13 11:25:37

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livinginwonderland Thu 16-May-13 11:25:59

I thought you were talking about a six year old! She's 13, she'll cope. She'll probably love lounging on the sofa and hogging the TV!

LEMisdisappointed Thu 16-May-13 11:27:58

See what she wants to do

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:33:21

She will want to stay at home with my ipad.

She is already lounging on the sofa under a quilt with the tv on.

squeakytoy Thu 16-May-13 11:36:25

Just go. She will be fine at home on her own.. its a sore throat, not a life threatening illness.

Theselittlelightsofmine Thu 16-May-13 11:38:24

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thebody Thu 16-May-13 11:39:17

If she doesn't mind and hasn't got a temp then go.

If she does mind and she's got a temp then stay and go next week.

Purely depends on how she feels I think.

Happy birthday.

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:41:48

Thank you - it is only a 10 minute walk away. I will see how she is later.

I have been dieting for months and fancied indulging in some high quality but not over fattening food. A takeaway just doesn't fit the bill.

Areyoumadorisitme Thu 16-May-13 11:49:36

Just go. She is 13, not 10. You will be within easy reach and she will be happy on the sofa.

Happy birthday! smile

PeppermintPasty Thu 16-May-13 11:53:42

You are allowed to go because you are the holder of one of my favourite usernames on MN.


Happy birthday.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 16-May-13 11:53:57

She's 13 and its just a sore throat.

Have a good night out and happy birthday.

meditrina Thu 16-May-13 11:55:06

Happy Birthday!

Yes, she'll survive. I'd decide a bit later in the day. If she has a good sleep then perks up a bit, then I think it's fine. I didn't like leaving DS for 2hours when he was ill (it just seemed so mean) but he was perfectly happy to nest on the sofa with DVDs.

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 16-May-13 11:58:21

Have asked her. She is fine with it. It is DH who thinks it is mean.

Maybe I should go on my own .....

Thank you Peppermint

HazleNutt Thu 16-May-13 11:59:45

13 and sore throat, not a sick toddler. And you weren't planning to take her along in the first place, so not liek she's missing out. Of course you should go.

Thumbwitch Thu 16-May-13 12:01:55

Go, she'll be fine. smile
Happy Birthday, btw. thanks

thebody Thu 16-May-13 12:02:15

Your dh sounds like mine!! Any excuse to save money!! Ha ha

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