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Who would you call in an emergency?

Booqueen's picture

Choose:

1. Your adult Skids whom you've raised all your life and they live next door?

2. Your SO who's got your very young Skid so can't drive you to hospital/to get you

3. Your bestie who lives half an hour away and can't get to you fast enough

4. the ambulance, even though you live with your partner. 

ESMOD's picture

It really depends on the emergency...haha.

Life threatening injury? if no one is home... I call an ambulance.. if someone is home with me. hopefully THEY will call the ambulance!

Broken heart emergency?  that is your bestie all the way.. she will bring wine and pizza!

If it were an injury.. but not rescue squad worthy.. I would ask SO if they were home.. then my adult skids if they were home next door.. and my SO who was out third who better figure out how to come get me skids or no!

CajunMom's picture

They have never even crossed my mind for an emergency "help out." Not even for their dad. With those options, I'd have to call the ambulance. But thankfully, I have one kid local and a neighborhood of great friends. 

 

justmakingthebest's picture

I would say why can't adult Skids watch young stepkid so that your SO can take you? Or SO will just have to bring young stepkid with him to the hospital and call BM to pick up there due to emergency. 

PetSpoiler's picture

I'd probably say my husband.  In my situation, he would have been able to drive me whether SS was there or not because MIL lived on the same property.  She would've watched SS while DH took me to the hospital.  

The way it is now, my SS is an adult and lives on the other side of town from us.  We don't speak to him.  Next year, unless she was at school, my daughter could drive me.  In that case, I would either call an ambulance or possibly call my husband's cousin who lives a few miles away.  We don't keep in touch like we should but she would help if we needed it and we would do the same for her.  Everybody else is about 30 minutes or more away or unable to help even themselves.

advice.only2's picture

Choose:

1. Your adult Skids whom you've raised all your life and they live next door? 

Nope, I helped raise Spawn almost her whole life and we want nothing to do with one another.  She would probably shove me out of the car on the way there.

2. Your SO who's got your very young Skid so can't drive you to hospital/to get you

Um my SO better be the one driving me, kids can sit in car seats and can be taken into ER's they won't be traumatized for life.

3. Your bestie who lives half an hour away and can't get to you fast enough. 

My bestie would be in the car and on her way, but would know I had enough common sense to have my SO with the skid appendage get me to said ER.

4. the ambulance, even though you live with your partner. 

If I was home alone and had zero other options I would call and ambulance.

Someoneelse's picture

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Rumplestiltskin's picture

Wait, your SO wouldn't help you in an emergency because they have the kid with them?! 

Someoneelse's picture

If i had an emergency i wouldn't WANT skid coming with DH to take me to the hospital.... if rather the ambulance come get me than deal with annoying skid

Rags's picture

My partner.  And they better step up regardless.......

That said.  When I had a compound fracture of  my leg in June of   2018 on a day while home alone I called 911 and my DW on separate phones at about the same time. EMS arrived about 3mins before my DW did.  She followed the ambulance to the ER.

CallMeCrazy's picture

Why does this sound like a red herring question? LOL

Why can't your SO drive with a small child? I've had four children at various stages of youth and it never precluded me from driving in an emergency.

If you have a close relationship with your adult skids, then I suppose I could call them. Really, though, my SO would move heaven and Earth to take care of me.

If not, then ambulance.