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Are we being to strict/protective??

Are we being to strict/protective??

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  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 06-25-12 | 03:07 PM
  • *Disclaimer* My wife is a pack a day smoker. She does not smoke in the house/car at all. She does not let the kids see her smoke at all, she goes on the porch to "make a phone call". 
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    This weekend my wife's uncle is getting remarried in Myrtle Beach (about a 7-8hour drive from us) and we had to turn down the invitation. With 3 kids it's way too much time in the car and money for basically 1 day at the beach. My wife's Uncle has offered to take our daughter Kaydence (6yr) down with him, as she can ride with his daughter (10yr) in his car. The only issue is Kaydence would have to ride back with Leslie's Aunt (sister of the uncle getting married) and her girlfriend. The issue being that they are both heavy smokers and would not be stopping for smoke breaks but lighting up in the car with the windows cracked.

    Neither of us is ok with this. They are giving us a hard time saying it wouldn't matter because the drive would be at night and she'd be asleep (like she wouldn't inhale second hand smoke while sleeping??) and that since Leslie smokes its hypocritical. They've made comments about "what a shame it is Kaydence will have to miss out on the trip" because of our choice.

    I've already made up my mind but I just wanted to get some other opinions on the situation.

    Thanks
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 06-25-12 | 09:43 PM
  • Nope. I would let my daughter travel to an out of town event at 6 years old without me, period. How's that for strict and overprotective?

    And smoking with kids in car is not healthy at all. Only a dumba$$ would say it was okay b/c she would be sleeping.
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 06-26-12 | 02:04 PM
  • Quote de MrsS1stbaby
    Nope. I would let my daughter travel to an out of town event at 6 years old without me, period. How's that for strict and overprotective?

    And smoking with kids in car is not healthy at all. Only a dumba$$ would say it was okay b/c she would be sleeping.
    This is my reply 100%
  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 06-26-12 | 03:23 PM
  • Thanks, it's good to get some back up!
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 06-26-12 | 08:28 PM
  • Glad to see that even with my typo (would instead of wouldn't), ya'll got me. It's nice to know ya'll know what I mean, lol!

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