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Need to take DS to walk in dr tomorrow- should I tell mindees parents tonight?

(9 Posts)
Willmouse Thu 08-Nov-12 21:54:18

Think DS has croup or a chest infection he can't shake off and I need to take him to the walk in surgery in the morning. It is a first come first served thing between 8 - 10am. I could wait 30 mins, could be over an hour.

In theory I could also take my one year mindee with me.

Would you text parents tonight and say that's what you are going to have to do in the morning?

I would like to point out that I suspect the mindee was the source of the croup in the first place.

nannyl Thu 08-Nov-12 21:57:07

do you want to take your mindee?

is there a chance mindees parents may bring him to you when you get back?

if so text them.

Willmouse Thu 08-Nov-12 21:59:31

Dad may be working from home and may bring her over late.

Not sure if I would want my perfectly healthy dc trawled around a dr surgery.

I always feel guilty about letting people down.

ReetPetit Thu 08-Nov-12 22:02:13

warn them, them they have the option - if the dad is working from home he may bring her late, on the other hand he may be like my current parents and not bring her late - but that's his choice wink at least you have been fair and warned them so they can make the decision

Willmouse Thu 08-Nov-12 22:06:33


Just text them.

ReetPetit Fri 09-Nov-12 22:30:29

did they bring her on time? hope your ds is feeling better smile

moogstera1 Sat 10-Nov-12 09:15:13

it wouldn't occur to me to inform the parents. if myself / one of my children needs the GP ( very very rare) we just go en masse with whichever little ones are with me on the day. last week I had 3 toddlers at my 34 week scan. They loved it.
Equally though, I have no qualms about taking mindees for routine appointments if their parents can't make it so I suppose there's a lot of give and take on both sides.

ReetPetit Sat 10-Nov-12 13:47:24

i think it's common curtersy really to inform the parents moogstera1. as a parent i wouldn't want my well child sitting in a doctors surgery. i know sometimes it can't be helped but i do think it's the decent thing to do to give people the option!

wishiwasonholiday Sat 10-Nov-12 20:52:28

I would always ask first but wouldn't cancel an app if my dc were ill. i had a dentist app last week I had totally forgotten about and since I booked it I had a new baby start so felt I had to ask if she minded, baby slept all the way through but I would have felt awful if I hadn't asked. I've had 2 malicious complaints though so maybe I'm extra paranoid!

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