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AIBU - DP leaving DD home alone to go and buy a ready meal

(76 Posts)
Loupdaloup Fri 21-Oct-16 20:28:21

On my way back from a day trip whilst DP looks after our 2 year old DD. Spoke to DP and he was about to head to the supermarket to buy his ready meal. The supermarket is the the opposite side of the road, but at least a 2-3 min walk from the house, let alone the time spent in there. I'm very grateful for him taking a day off to look after our DD, but also concerned. Am I being ridiculously over fussy?

AnyFucker Fri 21-Oct-16 20:29:11


Sleepybunny Fri 21-Oct-16 20:30:08

Errr no! I wouldn't be going any further than putting the washing out. Why can't he take her?

MistresssIggi Fri 21-Oct-16 20:30:40

Surely he means he's heading to the supermarket with his dd?

Heirhelp Fri 21-Oct-16 20:30:42

Definitely not!

Bubblebloodypop Fri 21-Oct-16 20:30:46

Definitely not! I don't like leaving two year old to go to the next room.

SmellySphinx Fri 21-Oct-16 20:31:11

No, you're not being fussy. Why couldn't he take your child with him?
You said 'our' child, why are you grateful he looked after her - albeit not very well if he was considering leaving a 2 year child alone?!

sleepyhead Fri 21-Oct-16 20:31:24

No way! I am fairly slack compared to many but I would say a toddler was the absolute worst age to leave alone for any length of time.

Clickclickclick Fri 21-Oct-16 20:31:28


CannotEvenDeal Fri 21-Oct-16 20:31:29

2??????? 2???????? Wtf

Cary2012 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:32:11

Why on earth can't he take her with him or order a takeaway? I'd go bloody mad at him!

Strawberry90 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:32:40

Definitely not unreasonable at all. I think it's a criminal offence to leave a small child alone at home and definitely not safe.

TheLaundryLady Fri 21-Oct-16 20:32:52

He would leave a 2 year old at home alone!!
And you are grateful to him for looking after her? Isn't he her father?

ThoraGruntwhistle Fri 21-Oct-16 20:33:04

Is she asleep? He shouldn't go out and leave her alone just in case. How does he know there aren't huge queues? He could be gone ages.

category12 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:34:18

You take a 2yr old with you. What the actual fuck?

AnyFucker Fri 21-Oct-16 20:35:31

point this nobhead in the direction of Just Eat

Loupdaloup Fri 21-Oct-16 20:37:01

She's already asleep (although I'll be home in 10 mins, before the supermarket closes) he says it's the same as putting the bins out. The bins are halfway between here and the supermarket. But I still can't see the logic!

ThoraGruntwhistle Fri 21-Oct-16 20:38:25

He can wait for you to get home then ffs! He's being ridiculous and irresponsible.

TheLaundryLady Fri 21-Oct-16 20:38:26

No no no it is absolutely not the same as putting the bins out - what planet is he on?!

Cary2012 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:39:33

I'd bloody bin him OP!

Myusernameismyusername Fri 21-Oct-16 20:41:49

I waited till my youngest was about 10 before I popped quickly out as I felt more confident (also older child too) that she could cope in an emergency even then I felt she was too young!

leaveittothediva Fri 21-Oct-16 20:46:45

Ludicrous. Is he for real.?

Loupdaloup Fri 21-Oct-16 20:49:08

Nearly home. Hoping I won't smell chicken ding (aka his favourite microwave curry) when I walk through the door!

MistresssIggi Fri 21-Oct-16 20:49:54

He is making sure you don't ask him for a repeat performance.

HillaryFTW Fri 21-Oct-16 20:51:02

Christ, no.

I thought she'd be 7 or 8 at least. 2??

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