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to have left DD (5) at a house birthday party when I don't know the mum?

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BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Thu 28-Jan-16 17:13:23

Was expecting to stay but mum said go because none of the other parents were staying, so obviously all the other parents were fine with it.

I was a bit gaaahhhhh. A small party at birthday girls house. Not spoken to the mum before but seen at the school gates. DD was a bit shy as never stayed at a school friends house without me before but she said was OK for me to go.

Feeling a bit odd now and on tenterhooks until 6.30. Sure it's OK. Mum very nice. Has number.

They are Yr1.

ScarlettDarling Thu 28-Jan-16 17:15:08

No, yanbu. Most y1s go for tea to friend's houses without their parents tagging on. She'll be fine!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 28-Jan-16 17:16:52

Y were not being unreasonable. Your DD will be having a great time. Plus you're contactable if the mum needs you. It'll be 6.30 before you know it anyway.

BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Thu 28-Jan-16 17:20:18

I suffer from anxiety anyway, centered around my DC, so it is probably harder for me than 'normal' people grin. Was starting to feel as I had been slightly neglectful so thanks!

arethereanyleftatall Thu 28-Jan-16 17:22:26

Round our way, reception is the cross over age from accompanied to unaccompanied. Don't worry.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Thu 28-Jan-16 17:22:40

God, I positively sprint away from parties! grin

BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Thu 28-Jan-16 17:26:32

I think I expected it because all parents have stayed at the hall/leisure centre parties. This is the first house party.

figureofspeech Thu 28-Jan-16 17:41:56

I would prefer it if parents would stay to accompany their kids. Mainly because I don't want the responsibility of looking after their kids.

redskybynight Thu 28-Jan-16 18:06:20

When you say "don't know" do you mean literally never set eyes on before or just not someone you're pally with?

I don't think any parents stayed at my DC's parties beyond Reception (and then only some did). Certainly didn't have children round to play with parents in tow. Generally if you're having a house party you don't have space for and don't want to have to entertain parents.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 28-Jan-16 18:09:12

You leave her at school all day? She's fine?

Ameliablue Thu 28-Jan-16 18:09:28

In my experience parents don't tend to stay at house parties, although I have had a couple of parents stay if the child was worried.

Hihohoho1 Thu 28-Jan-16 18:10:21

No would have hated parents staying, wanting tea made and generally interfering on my kids party.

If your kid is 5 surely they know the other kids, go to school etc.

Unless you were asked to help then go. The host probably had all the help she needed.

Hihohoho1 Thu 28-Jan-16 18:12:16

Op I apologise I hadn't seen your post that you suffer with anxiety.

Are you getting help? flowers

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 28-Jan-16 18:16:54

reminds me of when Ds2 was very young (about 4) and got invited to a nursery friends birthday party at the house, DH went to drop him off and came back a bit confused apparently mum was in the kitchen buttering bread for sandwiches, the house was a tip, no one else had arrived yet, half the family were there saying hello, come in, nothing was ready or even looked like a party was going to happen, I was like WTF why did you just leave him??? shock DH was 'dunno, seemed like the right thing to do' hmm I was really nervous until he went to collect him and all was well, DS had a great time with his friends and it taught me a lesson in not being so judgy but phew.

MooseAndSquirrel Thu 28-Jan-16 18:19:07

I suffer with anxiety too, and the first few times I found it really hard imagined all sorts and would of loved to of just not let DD stay
Now I love a dump and dash and happily skip away grin

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