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Wibu to leave 3yo ds in the house by himself (LH)

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RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 19-Dec-16 14:56:43

While I walk literally 200 yards to the post office round the corner to get gas and avoid a tantrum?
Obviously I know I am but it'd make it so much easier to do... ugh 😑

TheWitTank Mon 19-Dec-16 14:58:02

Of course YWBU, but I remember the tantrums well! Bribery?

Isadora2007 Mon 19-Dec-16 14:59:50

Yes. You don't know what could happen there. Massive queue likely at this time of year. Accident. Etc. Social work visit if you're caught.

It's not worth it.

BertrandRussell Mon 19-Dec-16 15:00:22

"Come on, get your shoes on, we're going to buy some chocolate"

[been doing this parenting thing for 21 years emoticon]

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 19-Dec-16 15:01:40

You know you're being unreasonable. But it's so tempting. Queuing with a tantrumming threenager. angry

BigDamnHero Mon 19-Dec-16 15:02:10

Isadora, the OP has clearly said she knows it would be unreasonable and won't do it but wishes she could.

SmegHead, <giggles at name> can you bundle him up, go out and play spot the robins/Christmas lights/whatever. Quickly run errands and get back home for a cup or tea and a mince pie to de-stress after inevitable tantrum. Good luck!

TheWitTank Mon 19-Dec-16 15:02:17

I used to do 'race you to the shop -winner gets a prize!' and then obviously chug along at snails pace to lose, buy a Freddo or Fudge for them and lose a race back.

kierenthecommunity Mon 19-Dec-16 15:03:13

Yes, but understand the temptation. We have a Tesco at the end of our street, and the amount of times I've been tempted to just nip there for milk leaving my son at home. It'd be less time than the time it would take to get his shoes on wink

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 19-Dec-16 15:04:12

Ill take it that this is a wind up.
Of course its unreasonable. Anything can happen.
My mums boyfriend's sister lost 2 little boys. I think they were around 2 and 5. She went over to her neighbour probably to lend something or take it back, anyway in doing so She left her 2 little boys. Obviously thought it was okay to do so. She was only going for a few minutes. In that time however. Her little ones were playing with aerosols by the fire and next second a massive fire ball came from nowhere. Her 2 little boys perished.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 19-Dec-16 15:04:28

Take him and do the bribery with chocolate thing.

pipsqueak25 Mon 19-Dec-16 15:04:47

yabu, sorry, but tantrums are part and parcel of being a parent, you are the parent and in charge,so dc does as they are told, only buy the chocolate if you want to for good behaviour, i was never keen on the bribe aspect but sometimes needs must.

SliceOfLime Mon 19-Dec-16 15:04:47

I use Bertrand's tactic. Only been at this lark for 5 years but shameless use of bribery is always the answer 😁

MistressMerryWeather Mon 19-Dec-16 15:07:44

Can you give him something to post as a special job?

And the promise of chocolate of course.

KinkyAfro Mon 19-Dec-16 15:09:43

Maybe you should've put lighthearted in the title OP, not that you needed to really confused

RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 19-Dec-16 15:10:56

Christ spider I was taking the piss! Obviously I'd never leave him in the house by himself for more than to run to the bin at the back door... ive bribed him by saying if he comes he can wear his Spider-Man suit... now I've just got to psych myself up for the tantrum when he can't have whichever toy he sees and wants... I mean really who puts plastic tat toys in a post office ffs confused

RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 19-Dec-16 15:11:19

kinky I did at the end!!

Twogoats Mon 19-Dec-16 15:12:25

Send him to the shops to do the errands whilst you have 5 minutes peace? smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 19-Dec-16 15:12:41

Oh do pardon me for not being psychic. hmm.
Naughty spider. (Slaps hand)

RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 19-Dec-16 15:15:22

Haha two I wish... but sadly child endangerment by letting them loose with no road sense is also frowned upon... and spider it says lighthearted in the title... no need to have a bee up your bonnet is there

MeetMeAtMidnight Mon 19-Dec-16 15:16:09

I used to daydream about getting one of those big dog training cages and padlocking the dc in there while I ran my errands, of course, I never did. That does go without saying, right? Sometime people take stuff a bit too literally on the Internet. I had to resort to bribery in the same way most non-perfect just muddling through parents do. Yep, chocolate or your child's preferred treat is the way to go.

MrsSthe3rd Mon 19-Dec-16 15:16:25

Ahhhh, the threenager years...... I do not miss them!! fgrin

Spider, that's truly horrific and I went cold reading your reply sad

MistressMerryWeather Mon 19-Dec-16 15:18:02

I dreamt of a velcro wall and matching baby grow...

Draylon Mon 19-Dec-16 15:20:07

I'd nip down to the pub at the same time, if it were me! fgrin

RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 19-Dec-16 15:23:27

midnight eyup that's an idea! Could do with one of them for when I go for a wee and he PULLS THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN BITS!! I've given up. It's practically a fuzzy green pole with 4 baubles stuck in it... why do we have these child creatures? No one told me that 3 year olds could be this unreasonable!! cries into a bottle of gin

scampimom Mon 19-Dec-16 15:27:38

Ah yes, I have a threenager. I am not above bribery or deception. Although in my dreams I would gaffer tape the two-legged tornado to the fridge for 5 minutes while I nipped out for a fag to conduct important business.

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