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Camping or DD's night out

(16 Posts)
ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Sat 20-May-17 11:59:12

This is really not a massive issue but I wonder what the consensus would be.

DD, 16, has an evening out arranged. It's on the calendar and has been for a number of weeks.

We have just found that we can go away camping that night. The weather will be fab (apparently) and it'll be fun for all of the family.

WIBU to take everyone camping and have her miss this pre-arranged evening? She'll be furious if we do (and if the weather's rubbish I'll never live it down)

Ditsy1980 Sat 20-May-17 12:01:11

She's 16. Let her have her night out. Check out a friend she can stay with.

Bonesy1 Sat 20-May-17 12:02:01

But it won't be fun for all the family will it, as your 16 year old will be sacrificing a pre planned activity. We have a 'first on the calendar' rule

kmc1111 Sat 20-May-17 12:02:54

I definitely wouldn't make her cancel plans because something better (for you) came up.

At 16 can she not just stay at home? Or did she need you to take her wherever she's going?

RedScissors Sat 20-May-17 12:04:04

That would be really unfair.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 20-May-17 12:04:55

Your trip will be ruined by a stroppy teenager if you make her go camping. .
And if she booked the night first then you change the rules you are setting yourself up for a difficult future!!

KC225 Sat 20-May-17 12:06:55

She stays with a friend and you go camping

budgiegirl Sat 20-May-17 12:08:57

Go camping without her, she's 16. If you can trust her to stay at home on her own, then do that, or arrange for her to stay with a friend.

BertrandRussell Sat 20-May-17 12:10:55

Go camping without her. Or at least, give her the choice.

RataSum Sat 20-May-17 12:14:10

Don't force her to come with you, that seems unfair when she's already made these plans first.

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Sat 20-May-17 12:14:43

Thanks all.

Yes, it would be unfair to change the goalposts and yes, she'd be stroppy all weekend.

That was a moment of madness to consider changing her plans

kimlo Sat 20-May-17 12:16:57

It wont be fun for all the family if you force her to go.

You go, let her stay at home and go to the night out she has been looking forward to.

NorthumbrianGirl Sat 20-May-17 12:21:03

You're doung the right thing, changing her plans would be unfair.

BewtySkoolDropowt Sat 20-May-17 12:24:37

She's 16. Old enough to get married here without parental consent. (no, I'm not in England).

You can go camping, she can stay home for one night alone.

Kokusai Sat 20-May-17 12:56:27

Can't she stay home or go to a friends?

Dishwashersaurous Sat 20-May-17 13:31:10

Surely she can just stay at home, then everyone gets to do the fun thing which they want to do

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