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Ex leaves 3 year old in car at petrol station. AIBU to be livid?

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wherearethetrees Sun 03-Jul-16 11:24:14

DD has just told me that daddy always leaves her in the car when he goes in to pay for the petrol.
Can think of a few 'what if's' which might seem extreme & ultimate feel fucked off at his negligence. AIBU to feel this way? Or am I just OTT?

DancingDinosaur Sun 03-Jul-16 11:24:58

hmm OTT

GruffaloPants Sun 03-Jul-16 11:25:26

Seems OTT if she's buckled in. More risk of being hot by a car crossing the forecourt than being engulfed in an explosion.

gobbynorthernbird Sun 03-Jul-16 11:25:31

You're OTT. DC probably much more likely to get hurt walking on the forecourt.

bluenailsblueshoes Sun 03-Jul-16 11:25:38

Completely ott, I have always done this, much safer than dragging them across the forecourt.

DextersMistress Sun 03-Jul-16 11:25:54

Definitely OTT.

SouperSal Sun 03-Jul-16 11:26:14

Off the wall OTT.

gamerwidow Sun 03-Jul-16 11:26:25

OTT it's more dangerous to take them across the forecourt than to leave them strapped in and in view for a few minutes.

OnionKnight Sun 03-Jul-16 11:26:43

Batshit OTT.

Kerberos Sun 03-Jul-16 11:26:48

Wildly OTT

goadyfuckersgetmygoat Sun 03-Jul-16 11:27:10

It's more dangerousness getting them out. Full on ott

ICanSeeForMiles Sun 03-Jul-16 11:27:27

Massively OTT. I've never taken my dc in to pay for petrol.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 03-Jul-16 11:27:30

Way OTT. I always did this with dd, 99% of other parents seem to do this from what I see.

Euripidesralph Sun 03-Jul-16 11:27:44

Totally ott whilst I understand that it's a hot topic in parenting and many disagree on whether to do it or not you're completely overreacting calling it negligence

Frankly get a grip

MrsSpecter Sun 03-Jul-16 11:27:49

Yes YABU. And ridiculous.

Stiddleficks Sun 03-Jul-16 11:28:35

Very OTT, far safer in the car.

JudyCoolibar Sun 03-Jul-16 11:28:51

There is nothing negligent about this.

Misnomer Sun 03-Jul-16 11:29:08

Yep, OTT.

OutsiderInTheGarden Sun 03-Jul-16 11:30:00

If she's buckled in and the car is locked I don't see the problem. He can, presumably, see her the whole time. I do this with my DS and he's much younger than your DD.

Abraiid1 Sun 03-Jul-16 11:30:34


Cookingongas Sun 03-Jul-16 11:31:06

Ott. These aren't the battles you should chose to fight with ex

honeylulu Sun 03-Jul-16 11:31:19

I do this (if I can't pay at pump). I can see the car the whole time.

DameXanaduBramble Sun 03-Jul-16 11:31:26

You are more OTT than a very OTT thing.

Yes, you are OTT

CathemeralChild Sun 03-Jul-16 11:32:10

I have always left DC in the car when paying for petrol.
What do you think might happen?

Numberoneisgone Sun 03-Jul-16 11:32:12

This comes up all the time. There will be many coming on sharing your view in a while, don't worry, but I think what your ex is doing is fine.

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