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Dh sent ds 8&4 into a shop while he drove off to another

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user1471501171 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:00:48

My 4 yr old just told me that my dh dropped himself and his older brother off at a hardware shop to buy some stuff for him while dh drove off to the supermarket a mile away to buy some groceries! This happened yesterday while I was working. My dh never mentioned it last night when we were talking about our respective days.
U have txt him what do said, asking if do was mistaken. But have not had an answer back.
AIBU to think this is completely unacceptable and very dangerous?

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:03:23

How old is the older brother ? 5? 15? 25?

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 15:03:36

Is older brother 5 or 25?

Kinda important detail

whirlyswirly Mon 23-Oct-17 15:03:36

No, of course you aren't being unreasonable. Mine are a good few years older and I'd never do that. The 8 year old is not old enough to be responsible for himself, never mind a four year old brother. Has he got form for this level of stupidity?

Namechangetempissue Mon 23-Oct-17 15:03:39

Expecting an 8 year old to look after the 4 year old alone in a shop is completely unacceptable and I would be furious. Especially as the dad had driven off to another store and wasn't in the vicinity at all. What a dick.

Pengggwn Mon 23-Oct-17 15:04:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Namechangetempissue Mon 23-Oct-17 15:04:20

It says in the title older brother is 8

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:04:31

Where does it saay the older brother is 8?

kaytee87 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:04:44

Not acceptable of him to expect an 8 yo to be in charge of a 4 yo especially as he was a mile away and could be some time doing shopping.

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:05:13

I thought it was a 'quote &*&^% typo grin

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 15:05:41

I wish mn would fix title formatting on mobile

scurryfunge Mon 23-Oct-17 15:06:01

Do you think the 4 year old may have got muddled up?

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 15:06:35

Only me and dunk on mobile then?! grin

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:07:08

I love the way the threads apper here, whilst a text is in transit, the DH hasnt replied, yet a harpy has already announced he is a dick

Crunchymum Mon 23-Oct-17 15:07:33

I would be beyond livid. That is just not on.

Namechangetempissue Mon 23-Oct-17 15:07:48

No, on mobile here too?

KoalaD Mon 23-Oct-17 15:08:08


Unless you're missing out some important detail, like you live in a one-horse town and the shopkeeper is your sons' godfather.

EverythingEverywhere1234 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:08:57

The OP has clearly stated the older child's age in the title; the older child is 8.
No, OP, YANBU. I don't think that's even remotely a sensible thing for your DH to do. It is quite dangerous really, having thought about it. I would be pretty unimpressed.

Namechangetempissue Mon 23-Oct-17 15:09:05

He IS A DICK if he left them. If not, then he obviously isn't. Not hard to figure out. Signed Harpy x

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 15:09:24

On the actual thread is ok but frontpage screws up

BarbaraofSevillle Mon 23-Oct-17 15:10:00

He left an 8 YO and a 4 YO at a hardware store? shock.

What could possibly go wrong?

And I'm one of them that would pop over to the Post Office if I was literally going to be out of the house a minute or two, but this time YANBU. What was he thinking? Assuming that there hasn't been some huge miscommunication along the way somehow?

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:12:52

Is the hardware store of significance? Would a haberdashers have been better? Did this happen in Surbiton or downtown Soweto? Detail is so important in these threads!

user1471501171 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:14:16

Sorry. Typing on my phone and furious. Predictive txt getting the better of me. Ds 8 yrs old and 4yrs old.
On one occasion he left the 4 kids in the car while he into Aldi quickly and I gave out loads to him. I have not heard of him doing anything like that since until today.
The 4yr old was a bit muddled in his story telling, which is why I txt Dh asking if ds was mistaken.
Ds 8 will be home from school in a few minutes to verify the story.

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 15:17:44

So strange

I dont get why hed drop them off somewhere rather than just keep them in the car

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Mon 23-Oct-17 15:18:08

Lets hope DC8 debunks rather than verifies grin

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