Home Alone

For the very first time last week, I left Patrick "home alone" for 2 days for approximately 30-45 minutes each day. Once I need to take Trish to the doctor and the second one was to go to the grocery. So far so good. He really liked to be left alone.

April 30. I gave him the house key. That was the last day of filing taxes and I antipated that I need to work longer hours. Hubby agreed to come home early that day. But in case he is late, I don't want my kids to be waiting outside.

Glad to say that he didn't lose the key and that they didn't have to be alone since hubby arrived at the same time their bus drop them off. Patrick was kinda disappointed for not being able to use his key.

On with the next step... I plan to enroll him in Red Cross Babysitting Program and Bike Safe classes.

7 comments:

Raquel said...

Wow, that is so nice. Patrick is getting responsible and he is having fun too. Some kids don't like to be left alone by their parents. I think you are training him to be independent Jo. Great job, keep it up.

evi said...

patrick is getting his taste of independence. the babysitting course is a great tool for him.

JO said...

Hi Raquel,
Kakatakot iwan pa si Patrick, but I have to start training him.

Hi Evi,
I have several classes line up for him to take before I can fully feel comfortable leaving him alone.

MommyBa said...

Wow!!! I really think that's an achievement for your son. Nakakatakot man pero I'm sure when the right time comes, he'll be fully responsible na rin :) I think those classes would be really great for him :)

JO said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks! I need to prepare him as much as I could.

fennymun said...

wow, that sounds a good start of training. You seems to have a well-established plan to build up their sense of responsibility and independence. long way to go, indeed.

JO said...

Hi Fenny,
I'm sure it will be a long process of training. I'm not even sure if I will feel at ease leaving them home alone. I guess time will tell.