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Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:08:10

Two 12 year old girls being left home alone over night to look after a 3 yo a 4 yo and a 7 year old
Seriously what the actual feck??

MrsTawdry Fri 13-Feb-15 21:09:44

We don't know what you're talking about though. You give no details.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 13-Feb-15 21:10:02

so what are you going to do about it?

sosix Fri 13-Feb-15 21:10:52

Im not horrified but i wouldn't do it

WorraLiberty Fri 13-Feb-15 21:12:21

Is there any reason why you're having these thoughts?

girlgamergoesbad Fri 13-Feb-15 21:13:34

Wouldn't do it myself but I'm sure that must have been pretty normal in the "olden" days, I get the impression the kids always looked after each other from stories my mum and nan have told me over the years!

RandomMess Fri 13-Feb-15 21:14:20

No way would I do that and I consider myself quite "lax" with my dc being left alone, keeping an eye on younger ones etc.!!!!

MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 13-Feb-15 21:15:30

Is this something that is happening in RL?

Amethystus Fri 13-Feb-15 21:17:20

I was thinking that, is this like in the past when you were the 12year old? I certainly did it with my 10 and 4yr old younger siblings at that age. Wouldnt dream of it with my own kids now. Context needed.

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:17:44

I know a mother that has done this in RL I am appalled.

MrsTawdry Fri 13-Feb-15 21:19:01

So? What do you want? People to comment on a situation they know nothing of?

MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 13-Feb-15 21:20:42

Do the authorities know? Are the children safe now?

Of course it is appalling, did you really think anyone was going to say it is OK?

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:20:56

What more do you need to know, the mother went out overnight to get her leg over and left this situation behind her!!!!

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:23:40

No actually I was hoping I was not being uptight and insane about it, no one else seems bothered!! I am not understanding the attitude to be honest I am actually shaking I am so upset with her I don't need shitty comments from you too!!

ghostyslovesheep Fri 13-Feb-15 21:24:20

why post this though - so we can all join you in your outrage?

yes it's not something I would do

if you think her kids are at risk report it

Iloveaverycosheshubbahubba Fri 13-Feb-15 21:24:27

Er maybe the maturity of said 12 year olds might be helpful.Mine were ver mature at that age and more than capable even though I didn't I knew in an emergency all would have been fine.

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:29:24

And how can I give a real estimate of a child's maturity, plus even a grown person can panic in an emergency so.....

Piratespoo Fri 13-Feb-15 21:34:00

Call the police if you are worried...why are you posting on here?

Wantsunshine Fri 13-Feb-15 21:37:23

I was a babysitter at 13 and was paid by non family. So these ones are maybe 6 months off that so yes must be a 999 call!

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 13-Feb-15 21:38:09

And what was their father doing?

Only1scoop Fri 13-Feb-15 21:39:40

Report it if you feel you need to.

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:39:48

What are you talking about why shouldn't I post on here?? Fuck sake you people make me laugh I came on here to see if I am over reacting to feel so angry at this woman but apparently I am not allowed fine fuck it!

Only1scoop Fri 13-Feb-15 21:41:05

Yes I agree it's pretty awful. Report it it sounds unsafe.

LadyLuck10 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:41:22

If you genuinely felt that this was wrong why don't you report it.

Jessicahyde85 Fri 13-Feb-15 21:42:37

The father moved out before Christmas.

Were you babysitting for a whole night? Did I say I was calling 999 or was that others on here?!!?

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