So my husband went to work and I was up stairs. Decided to skype my 8yr old daughter’s tablet and ask how she was managing alone in the house. She went on to tell me how amazing it was going to be and how it would be the best day ever however I wouldn’t understand because I’m married…Ooookaaay, delusional child! I was killing myself laughing when I hung up and next thing heard her running round the house singing about being home alone. She ran up the stairs singing, comes into my room, sees me and screams! Funny right?! Nope!! Because I went down stairs to make lunch and I see she has stuck a sign in the window telling everyone she is home alone and put her name to it. Absolute parenting fail! Thankfully it was only 5 minutes and my neighbours are fantastic but we did sit down and discuss how that was irresponsible and went on to talk about how to behave if, in the future, she was home alone.
The point of this post, much as we know to do this, is to teach kids about being home alone long before you intend to leave them because something like what happened in my house could happen in your house. I have no notion of leaving my daughter at home for a long long time but seems I either shouldn’t have pranked her or should have had the discussion before doing this.
Needless to say that much as I do prank my family alot that this was one of the dumber ideas I have had!!