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To think that it's okay to leave my DS in the car?

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victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 15:11:07

DS is 12. Shoot me if you like but I regularly leave him in the car outside petrol stations or when I go into a shop.

The way I see it is that he gets the bus home from school by himself, I sometimes leave him at home if I go to the local shops, send him to the shop for me, he also walks the dog with friends. Yet apparently I shouldn't leave him in the car outside a shop!hmm

AIBU?

TheWitTank Sat 29-Apr-17 15:11:57

Of course it's ok! He is 12! Has someone said otherwise?

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 15:13:16

Yes MILconfused

gamerchick Sat 29-Apr-17 15:13:27

He 12? confused who's the bellend saying you shouldn't?

Whatsforu Sat 29-Apr-17 15:13:46

I'm confused he is twelve. People talk about not leaving younger children in a car. Or am I picking you up wrong?

gamerchick Sat 29-Apr-17 15:13:55

Ah just ignore.

ScarlettFreestone Sat 29-Apr-17 15:14:59

Er, why would anyone shoot you?

He's 12yo!

Of course it's ok.

Crispsheets Sat 29-Apr-17 15:15:04

I despair of people. Your MIL is an idiot.

hibbledobble Sat 29-Apr-17 15:15:55

At 12 yanbu.

Whatsforu Sat 29-Apr-17 15:16:04

MIL say no more hmm. You are his mum it's up to you.

TheWitTank Sat 29-Apr-17 15:17:40

What does she think is going to happen? I think he can probably hold off letting the handbrake off and can open a window or door if he needs too!

Trb17 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:23:00

Ha ha! I thought you were going to say 2! Of course he's old enough to be left at 12 gringrin you're MIL is a little bit barking I think.

Ollivander84 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:25:23

Just don't lock him in with the alarm set like my mum did to me grin I had to play statues until she got back so the bloody thing didn't go off

metalmum15 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:28:46

You're doing it all wrong. My dd is 12. I stay in the car and send her into the shop.

metalmum15 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:28:48

You're doing it all wrong. My dd is 12. I stay in the car and send her into the shop.

Shopkinsdoll Sat 29-Apr-17 15:33:09

12? I leave my 6 year old in the car when I pay for petrol or run into the nursery to pick up his wee sister.

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 15:34:59

You're doing it all wrong. My dd is 12. I stay in the car and send her into the shop.

Good idea 💡grin

Actually, the other day I went in the car to drop DS off somewhere not intending to get out so wearing a scruffy t shirt, pj bottoms and DH's huge walking boots, only to discover half way down the road that we were running very low on petrol. I filled up but sent DS in to the shop to pay so as not to expose my choice of clothing. Definitely the way forward!

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 15:36:01

Thanks guys, just checking!
My MIL is a judgemental twerp but always seems to make me question my own judgement and feel like a terrible parenthmm

Finola1step Sat 29-Apr-17 15:37:49

Your MIL is good, very good. She knows exactly how to press your buttons.

qazxc Sat 29-Apr-17 15:38:11

Your mil is binkers
what does she think is going to happen?

qazxc Sat 29-Apr-17 15:39:01

Bonkers

reuset Sat 29-Apr-17 15:46:42

He's 12 years not months! Pfft to your MIL.

metalmum15 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:48:05

Victorious wink You may just want to check it's ok with your MIL first though, you know, in case you get kidnapped from the car or something.

metalmum15 Sat 29-Apr-17 15:48:07

Victorious wink You may just want to check it's ok with your MIL first though, you know, in case you get kidnapped from the car or something.

ForalltheSaints Sat 29-Apr-17 15:48:17

I assume you are talking about under a minute or so. Not a problem in my view.

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