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to ask them to bring her home??

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macdoodle Sat 15-Mar-14 21:52:02

DD1 12/13 is sleeping at a friends house tonight. She slept at another friends house last night. I warned her it would be too much but she was insistent. She also got her period yesterday. So I knew she's be tired and grumpy, but when do they ever listen.
She's has just text me saying she doesn't want to stay. My first inclination was to say "tough you insisted on going so you have to stay", but she sounds really miserable and says the dad and brother are teasing her about being fat (she really isnt but very sensitive about her weight especially when she's bloated with her period).
Problem is I am a single parent and my DD2 (age 6) is fast asleep in bed. I really dont want to wake her up to go get DD1.
WIBU to ask the mum (there is a dad there as well) to bring her home for me?? I could try and ask a neighbour to watch DD2 but its almost 10pm sad

pussycatdoll Sat 15-Mar-14 21:53:35

I'd wake dd
They might have had a drink
Or get dd a taxi ?

WaitMonkey Sat 15-Mar-14 21:54:07

The dad and the brother are calling her fat ? shock Ask a neighbour to pop round and go and get her. Poor thing.

WaitMonkey Sat 15-Mar-14 21:55:04

Yes, wake the lo and go and get her. She sounds really miserable.

DramaAlpaca Sat 15-Mar-14 21:56:03

I'd wake DD2 and go & get her.

She needs to know she can rely on you to get her out of a situation she doesn't want to be in.

douchbag Sat 15-Mar-14 21:56:22

I would ask the mum to bring dd home as she's upset her dh has called her fat!

MeepMeepVrooom Sat 15-Mar-14 21:56:46

Could you ring her a taxi (reputable firm) and pay when she arrives?

McPheezingMyButtOff Sat 15-Mar-14 21:57:41

I'd go and get her, and just put it down to experience.

You must feel very torn, so go wake your dd. Or you'll not relax smile

ADishBestEatenCold Sat 15-Mar-14 21:58:17

I agree, get her home, but not via the friends parents.

Ask your neighbour to pop in and, if that's not possible, I'd do what pussycatdoll suggested and wake DD2.

ADishBestEatenCold Sat 15-Mar-14 21:59:29

Oh, and I think the dad who is calling your DD fat sounds like an arse!

IAmNotAPrincessIAmAKahleesi Sat 15-Mar-14 21:59:33

I think you should get her home but I think you'd be very unreasonable to expect her friends parents to being her home for you, especially when you knew it wasn't going to be a good idea

Goldmandra Sat 15-Mar-14 22:01:18

If I was your neighbour I would prefer to pop round and babysit for a while than know your DD was away from home and unhappy. Go and ask.

purplebaubles Sat 15-Mar-14 22:04:00

Just wake your six year old up, and go and get her.

macdoodle Sat 15-Mar-14 22:04:16

Thanks all, I feel terrible sad She's a good girl, and they are actually a really nice family. But a large family with lots of ribbing and teasing, the dad is a complete joker, not nasty, but at 12/13 with a period and not used to it, its not great sad The little brother is only 6 so not being nasty just copying dad I suspect. We are a much calmer family just me and the DD's and I dont really do ribbing sad
Both the neighbours I am closest to have lights off, one is a 80 odd yr old lady who lives alone and the other a very busy working mum (who may be working early tomorrow). I cant wake either of them up. Just checked DD2, fast fast asleep and was a battle to get her off. Not happy with the taxi idea, we live fairly suburban/rural, and the friend is inner city. I have always warned DD1 not to be in a taxi alone, she'll poop herself.
I know I'm making excuses sadsad
Have spoken to the mum, and said she has her period and feels unwell, one of them is bringing her home now.
Ah well lesson learned, maybe she'll listen to me next time! Am just glad she let me know.

ProlificPenguin Sat 15-Mar-14 22:05:32

Another agreement, go get her x

Qix Sat 15-Mar-14 22:05:41

Definitely get her. You want her to know she can always call you when she wants to leave a place. It sounds like a horrible atmosphere.

macdoodle Sat 15-Mar-14 22:06:00

It is at times like this, that I absolutely HATE being a single parent. And usually I am completely fine and manage perfectly. Having to choose between children is very hard sad

Goldmandra Sat 15-Mar-14 22:07:09

Glad she's on her way home smile

HadABadDay2014 Sat 15-Mar-14 22:07:10

I would wake the 6 year old up and go and get her .I would also be having stern words with the father about calling her fat.

What adult picks on a child about his/her weight.

Qix Sat 15-Mar-14 22:07:17

Maybe she'll listen to me

You make it sound like you're her friend offering advice. You're allowed to say no!

macdoodle Sat 15-Mar-14 22:09:43

Do you have a teen Qix?
I am most certainly not her "friend" and she knows that, didnt have a good reason to point blank refuse, other than saying she would be tired and grumpy.
Ok then maybe I'll learn for next time sad I do really feel bad enough.

McPheezingMyButtOff Sat 15-Mar-14 22:10:32

I'm just glad you are able to get her home

Every one to bed soon smile

BumpyGrindy Sat 15-Mar-14 22:15:58

The Dad's a wanker and I'd tell him so. What an ARSE! Who says that to a girl of this age...or any girl!

DramaAlpaca Sat 15-Mar-14 22:19:45

So glad she's coming home.

Please don't feel bad. You sound like a wonderful mum flowers

WaitMonkey Sat 15-Mar-14 22:31:59

Glad she's on her way home. Give her a great big cuddle and send her to bed. You do sound a very lovely mum. That dad does sound an arse though, who thinks making fun of someone's weight is amusing. sad

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