Help. Thoughts needed.

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Help. Thoughts needed.
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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 1:30pm

One of my daughters really good friends wants to invite her on an outing for her birthday.

Renee'

Mom to Kayti and Keeli and furbabies Meggie,  Lucie and Pixie

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 2:35pm
I can see how that would be very concerning.

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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 2:44pm
hello!! as hard as its going to be-youre going to have to let her go. i know how you feel-im really crazy about my kids and cars...i know how quickly things can go from fine to un-fine. i worry when my hubby is going on a road trip by himself(he went to pick up his bro 2 weeks ago-its a 2 1/2 hour trip and i was at work. i was on pins and needles until i was able to go on break and call him.)...to be honest, i get a lil nervous every day when he leaves for work. last year i let my bff take my kids and they all went camping over july 4th. i was a wreck at first-i waited about 4 hours and then called them-lol. after that intial call, i was much better cuz i knew they were at the place and were safe and sound...
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Tue, 05-12-2009 - 12:31pm

Is your concern that they might get in an accident or that they don't practice adequate car safety (seat belts, boosters, etc)?


I understand the car seat safety one perfectly. I'm

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 7:49pm

Renee, has the outing already happened?

What exactly were you worried about? The fear of accidents, the fear of how your friend drives, or was it a combination?

It is hard to let your kids go off on their own the first few times. I'm not sure how my parents handled it because I am reluctant to let my son(a 4th grader) even walk to school by himself and we live 3 minutes walking from it. I was walking to Kindergarten by myself and was walking my brother home from kindergarten when I was in the 3rd grade and we lived over a mile away at the time. Dh was taking public transportation on his own to kindergarten and the thought of our 10 year old walking two blocks over to a friends house has him nervous.

I am not sure how I would feel about my son or daughter going off on a trip with someone. In theory I am fine with it but I don't know if I could do it.

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Fri, 05-22-2009 - 12:47am

Hi all.

Renee'

Mom to Kayti and Keeli and furbabies Meggie,  Lucie and Pixie