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Anyone else do this?

(18 Posts)
Peachyfizz Sat 10-Feb-18 14:58:41

Currently sitting in my car outside my house while toddler sleeps in the back. Enjoying the peace! My neighbours must wonder what I'm doing 😁

funmummy48 Sat 10-Feb-18 15:05:20

Yes, that used to be me too 😀

gamerpigeon Sat 10-Feb-18 15:06:59

My neighbour caught me doing this the other day! Worst thing is I'm too far away from the house for WiFi but there's rubbish mobile internet signal so often I have nothing to do. I should start packing a book

lightcola Sat 10-Feb-18 15:08:06

Outside the house, supermarket car parks, down country roads. All the time

DramaAlpaca Sat 10-Feb-18 15:09:23

I used to do that too when mine were little.

Sometimes I'd go for a drive with the DC simply because it was the only way DS2 would go for a much needed nap.

Peachyfizz Sat 10-Feb-18 15:16:01

Did they give you a awkward smile gamer like what are you doing? 😁 a few of my neighbours have.

I went for an extended drive back to mine but he's still asleep! Enjoying the last few minutes peace because running out in the rain!!

Only1scoop Sat 10-Feb-18 15:16:40

It's like that Catherine Tate Sketch grin

Peachyfizz Sat 10-Feb-18 15:22:33

Never watched it only what happens?

KatnissK Sat 10-Feb-18 15:32:18

I do this! I love it since DS is such a nap fighter. I keep a can of Pepsi in the car to enjoy on such occasions.

Peachyfizz Sat 10-Feb-18 15:47:37

Ohhh good idea! Maybe I should store some snacks/drinks in the car

Meeple Sat 10-Feb-18 16:02:26

I used to do this all the time, used to pack a book or even some crocheting to keep me busy while dd slept. If both me and dh were in the car, one of us would stay, the other would bring out a cuppa!

Notso Sat 10-Feb-18 16:14:05

Never done this, we always just carried them inside and hoped for the best.
My sister and her boyfriend fell out with a couple who wanted them to wait in silence in an IKEA car park while their DD finished sleeping.

Atticusss Sat 10-Feb-18 16:19:16

Yeah loads. I especially love arriving at inlaws and being all 'oh dear, that's a shame. YOU go in, I'll stay here....no really it's ok, you can do it next time' then getting a bonus cup of tea bought to me that I can drink without boring small talk.

Torvi Sat 10-Feb-18 17:43:41

Sometimes I nip in and make a cup of tea to bring back to the car grin

Peachyfizz Sat 10-Feb-18 21:04:20

atticus that is a perfect excuse!! I'd be quite happy with that too!

Beansprout30 Sat 10-Feb-18 22:05:16

Dd fell asleep in car today, as it was pissingdown DH and I pulled into Tesco and took the opportunity for a little nap at the same time, bet we got some looks from passer bys

auberginesandcourgettes Sun 11-Feb-18 21:32:36

I used to do this but would park round the corner from our house to avoid nosy neighbours. Stupid now I think about it because if they'd happened to walk past it would look even more strange.

pastabest Sun 11-Feb-18 21:35:12

gamer I keep a book in the car for these exact circumstances.

Life Changing

There's also emergency chocolate buttons with them 'for when DD gets grumpy' wink

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