I need some advice in trying to persuade my mum not to drive (or at least not drive with my kids in the car).
Background: my parents are in their sixties. My dad is recovering from having had cancer. He's been ill for a few years and is still not well. Mum has looked after him at a substantial cost to her own health, mental and otherwise.
They live three hours from us. This half-term, as the kids half term (11yo twins) and my half-term do not coincide, they are coming down to stay with us, nominally to "look after the children". (Normally we get an older teenager to sit with them).
Last time they were down Mum admitted she does not drive on motorways much anymore, and when she did drive somewhere in convoy with us, she was very slow. We had to go on a big A-road and her driving was very erratic.
Now she is talking about taking the children out for days out. I'm not happy about her driving them places - but how do I get round it?
I work part-time, so I could come home at 1.30 and go straight out with all of them to somewhere, but frankly I don't want to, I work as a teacher and I need a rest after a morning in the classroom.
Persuading parent not to drive - advice
RoleyMo64 · 12/10/2012 12:26
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