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Am I over reacting or is my worry justified?

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AudiR8 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:12:41

DM and DF have taken DC2 out for the day whilst I take DC1 to his hospital appointments.

They picked him up at 7 and I haven't heard from them at all, I've tried calling them many times and the phone just rings to answerphone, on both of their phones.

I'm getting worried now, that something bad has happened. I have rung another family member and they haven't heard anything from them either.

Should I relax about this or would you have the same worries as I have?

OhNoNotMyBaby Wed 24-Jun-15 17:13:43

Relax. I'll bet they're not even thinking of phones or that you would want to contact them. If something bad had happened they would have rung you.

SirPercyPilkington Wed 24-Jun-15 17:14:43

Do you know what they planned to do today?
I'm sure they are just having a ball and have lost track of the time. My parents are awful at checking their phones.
What time are they expected back?

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 17:17:44

Yes I would be worried. Yes you are probably BU. They are probably out having a great time, not even glancing at their phones, but you're a mum, we worry. My DM always had her phone with her, always switched off, She turned it on, made a call and switched it off. If there was a problem you would hear x

AudiR8 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:21:06

Sorry I should have said that they were expected back an hour ago.

sadwidow28 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:21:13

Before the days of mobile phones, kids went out with trusted family members and Mums didn't worry until about an hour after they were 'late coming home'. I take DN all over the place and my phone is in my rucksack. I don't hear it, but I have it on me if I have to phone out.

If anything bad had happened, the emergency services actually look for mobile phones to try to contact a family member. That is why we are advised to have an ICE number listed specifically. So I have my Mum and a friend listed under their own names, but then I have ICE1 and ICE2 should I ever be involved in an accident whilst travelling.

sadwidow28 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:23:39

Okay Audi - you are allowed to be a bit concerned now. I hadn't realised that they were late coming back.

Stay calm though. Can you think of anyone else they might have visited en route?

Theselittlelightsaremine Wed 24-Jun-15 17:24:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:25:28


I'm worrying because my DH and DS were due back ten minutes ago and haven't yet arrived....

We are mothers, we are supposed to be fraught and full of worry.

I hope you hear from your parents soon flowers

AudiR8 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:26:54

They were going to London, I'll check the train times now. Thank you for your kind replies.

VelvetRose Wed 24-Jun-15 17:27:19

I feel for you Audi. Chances are it'll be one of those "our phones were both out of charge" situations but I do understand your concern. My parents NEVER have their phones on or even near them most of the time so perhaps it's just that.

VelvetRose Wed 24-Jun-15 17:28:21

Trains are notorious for causing lateness and havoc. Also the reception is often horrendous isnt it?

EeyoresTail Wed 24-Jun-15 17:30:37

Maybe they were on the tube when you called?
Hoping you hear from them soon

chocolateyay Wed 24-Jun-15 17:32:50

The tains have be crap out of/in to Victoria this week if that helps.

restie Wed 24-Jun-15 17:45:38

Trains are late, noisy, shite reception or else so jam packed that you cant move your arms to scratch your nose (or use the mobile)...
That said, I hate it when my folks don't answer their mobiles when they have my son too.

plutonimum Wed 24-Jun-15 17:51:57

I would probably be more relaxed, but that is because I don't have a DC1 to take to hospital appointments (plural!). Your background stress is probably a lot higher than other people's, and perhaps you could gently explain this to your parents when they bring DC2 back smile, so they don't stress you out like this again!

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 24-Jun-15 17:54:32

I don't know whereabouts in the country you are OP but if it's any help the trains are being cancelled in the Midlands - they keep showing as delayed and then cancelled.

AudiR8 Wed 24-Jun-15 18:50:50

Thank you for your kind messages, the trains were delayed! They are home safe smile

BitOutOfPractice Wed 24-Jun-15 18:55:53

Oh thank goodness. I was just about to say that lots of trains have been delayed today.

Glad they are home safe and hope they had a ball

Angel1983 Wed 24-Jun-15 18:59:40

Glad to hear it! smile

plutonimum Wed 24-Jun-15 19:12:48

Excellent news! Now make sure they understand the need to keep mobile charged. They are your parents and no doubt they love you (and want to help, judging from their being happy to take DC2 out!), so it shouldn't be too difficult to persuade them! smile

isupposeitsverynice Wed 24-Jun-15 19:23:49

Glad they're home safe smile I get the fear when my partner or kids are late but I tell always myself no news is good news.

Andrewofgg Wed 24-Jun-15 19:25:08

Wonderful smile

sadwidow28 Wed 24-Jun-15 22:36:40

Oh I am so glad that they are home safely.

Are you okay after your hour of worry?

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 22:47:10

Good to hear. X

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