To leave at home?
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|Wed, 06-02-2004 - 12:29pm|
Recently the engine in my car went out and my husband and I are stuck with one car right now.
I have to be at work by 6:00am. My husband is a independent contractor so he can make his hours accordingly.
I have a 10 yr. old boy (he will be 11 in Oct.) He is the MOST responsible kid for his age. Very mature and logical. He has never been in trouble and has been a straight A student since the 2nd grade.
What they have been doing is getting up at 5:30 to take me to work. I feel kind of bad that my son has to do this. He has to be at school at 8:30 but my husband usually drops him off around 8:00 on his way to work.
When they get back from dropping me off..my son usually is not tired so he won't go back to sleep. He says he is not sleepy throughout the day because of this, and it has not effected him at all as far as being tired once he gets home from school. The only problem is when we wake him up at 5:30 he does not want to wake up and is groggy and a little whiney, but once he is up he is okay with it.
I sometimes wonder if we should leave him there while my husband takes me to work since he would be asleep anyways but it just does not feel right. I have always been very overprotective..so I'm not sure if this is just me being too overprotective or is this normal.
I've asked my son if he would like to stay and sleep while dad takes me to work but
he always says he'll go with us.
It's weird because I see some kids were I live that come home from school by themselves and they are there alone until the older sibling or parents get home.
And I know my son is way more trustworthy and responsible then them.
I just don't want to not know when to let go a little bit.
My job is about 20 min from home each way with traffic.
I always worry about if we do leave him,what if we get into a accident, or if theres a earthquake.
Are these worries normal? LOL!
I think even if he was 25 I would still be a worry wart..lol!
Any advice anyone?