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My DP thinks it would be acceptable...

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TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:09:12

To put DS in front of him on a moped on holiday! Please tell me I'm not mad and just because your in holiday mode you shouldn't do something so unsafe! He's clearly crazy, yes?

TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:10:08

Obviously this won't be happening!

Ifiwasabadger Mon 03-Aug-15 20:10:08

My old boss (female) said her husband did this every year when they went to Thailand. The thought terrifies me.


SkatesMcgee Mon 03-Aug-15 20:10:40

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CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Mon 03-Aug-15 20:10:52

Presumably DS is small? If so, yup, clearly crazy

Binit Mon 03-Aug-15 20:11:47


TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:12:21

DS is 6, he would be terrified and I actually can't see him wanting to!

Hassled Mon 03-Aug-15 20:13:10

Unless DS is 15+, then he's nuts. Or is your DH Italian? Italians are scarily good at moped riding with multiple passengers and pets.

mineofuselessinformation Mon 03-Aug-15 20:14:12

I've seen small passengers in the uk on the back of motorbikes. While it's entirely the rider's decision, it always me feel shaky and ill at the thought of such a young life so exposed to danger.

TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:15:20

I've told him you all think he is bat shit crazy, I mean he wouldn't dream of doing it in the UK!

BertieBotts Mon 03-Aug-15 20:15:24

God, NO! Never in a million years. Be the unreasonable boring mum! smile

TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:17:01

I'm sure he's rethinking, I can hear those cogs moving...

TheWitchwithNoName Mon 03-Aug-15 20:18:13

I am totally the boring Mum, it's like I have two DS sometimes!

SunshineAndShadows Mon 03-Aug-15 20:20:05

If he wouldn't do it in the UK why does he think the risks would be less in a country with poorly trained drivers, less motor vehicle maintenance and poorer standards of healthcare?

TheHouseofMirth Mon 03-Aug-15 20:20:44

I'd never do it but it seems incredibly common in Italy!

TheGonnagle Mon 03-Aug-15 20:21:52

Entire families with 7 chickens and a large sack of rice travel on one moped in Thailand!
Needs must in their case, but your dh is being ridiculous!

SunshineAndShadows Mon 03-Aug-15 20:22:24

Zame Mon 03-Aug-15 20:25:33

Hope that works, there is no way I'd feel safe doing this!

Caillou Mon 03-Aug-15 20:31:51

When I travelled to pakistan I saw all sort of things on moped, from baby sleeping (about 6 months old) on the petrol tank, to about 6/7 people piled up on it, to flatscreen TV,
but my favourite of all I'm that madness was a goat (alive)

Now I would never let my children ride a moped in these condition in UK or anywhere else

TiredButFine Mon 03-Aug-15 20:45:54

My uncle did this until he and his son fell off in a ditch (they were luckily unharmed apart from bruises and scratches)

LittleChinaPig Mon 03-Aug-15 21:10:47

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bringthenoise Mon 03-Aug-15 22:14:44

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bringthenoise Mon 03-Aug-15 22:16:18

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