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To go out tonight when kids are ill?

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Bigblug Sat 27-May-17 18:46:57

Have had tonight planned for a few weeks. Have family coming down to my mums that I don't see often. As I was getting ready to leave, my 6 year old started vomiting. We put her to bed where she slept for about an hour. She's now playing in the bath although she's not quite right still. My son started going from the other end but again, he's fine in himself and a runny bum isn't unusual for him really. I feel bad about going, dp insists he'll be okay. I had planned to drink tonight and even if I wasn't I don't have a car to drive back if needed, but it's not too far to taxi. I both want to go to see my family and have a drink, but I feel like an awful parent even considering it.

CMOTDibbler Sat 27-May-17 18:49:19

Your DP can cope. Its not like you are leaving them with a random babysitter or something!

lanbro Sat 27-May-17 18:49:57

You're leaving them with their parent, go and enjoy yourself grin

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-May-17 18:50:19

They are with their dad and he's fine with it. Go.

The only tho g I would say is have a Sri k but don't get drunk and make sure you are in a fit state to help in the night and/or get up to help in the morning if it's a rough night for your dh

DartmoorDoughnut Sat 27-May-17 18:50:26

What would you tell your DP to do? Do that flowers

PurpleDaisies Sat 27-May-17 18:51:06

They don't need two parents to stay in.

Trust that your dp knows what they are doing and enjoy yourself.

Bigblug Sat 27-May-17 18:54:48

dartmoor I would tell him to stay but that's because I'm terribly phobic of vomit. Don't mind poo but sick has me cowering on the floor. grinblush

mygorgeousmilo Sat 27-May-17 19:01:30

Leaving with a babysitter, no. Leaving with DP, yes.

Crunchymum Sat 27-May-17 19:06:48

Go. They are with Daddy, they'll be fine.

Maybe don't get super pissed though.

viques Sat 27-May-17 19:16:38

Have a great evening, don't worry, they will be fine.

onetworedblue Sat 27-May-17 19:23:43

They will be fine, their dad will cope. Just try and have a good night!

harderandharder2breathe Sat 27-May-17 19:30:58

They're with a parent, they'll be fine! I was expecting you to say you were leaving them with a babysitter, which would be worth agonising over, not their other parent!

Phoebefromfriends Sat 27-May-17 19:46:24

If the roles were reversed would you expect your DP to stay at home?

DartmoorDoughnut Sat 27-May-17 20:52:57

Hope you're now out and having fun with your family!

Bigblug Sat 27-May-17 21:20:10

I'm on my way! But I've bought one bottle of prosecco instead of two grin

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