Would you leave your 12 year old in the gift shop...

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by ShannonMB, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    Just curios where you're coming from. It seems you don't have much insight into an adolescent girl's life. Maybe you're the one bringing a 10 yo son into the women's bathroom?
     
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  3. Peter Fan

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    So what if i am
     
  4. dadddio

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    I thought this thread was about a twelve year old not wanting to ride a roller coaster.
     
  5. TruBlu

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    WOW! You guys are REALLY off-topic here! Seriously???

    OP, I hope you got an answer that helped.

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  6. Melodious

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    Ok, I call troll. You deliberately misrepresented the statements to continue the argument.

    As to the poster who was surprised about colleges having coed bathrooms, it really depends on the college. Some separate girls and boys by building, some by floor, some just by room which is how it was at the university I attended. One year, we actually voted on whether we should designate one of the floor bathrooms for girls and one for boys or keep them coed. We voted to separate, and guess what, most of those voting for separate were girls
     
  7. robinb

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    LMAO .... :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Peter Fan DOES have a 10-year old son and no daughters. What a shock!
     
  8. Peter Fan

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    Always assuming. Ha ha
     
  9. ccgirl

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    What the heck happened here? :scared:

    To those wondering, the OP has come back and posted she has decided to leave her DD12 while she goes on the ride. Her DD is more than okay with it. She will have a cell phone with her.
     
  10. Peter Fan

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    Lmao!
     
  11. kristenm514

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    Loud noises!
     
  12. robinb

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    202 posts so far and no mention of a daughter but you mention a son multiple times :thumbsup2.

    It's so nice that you can laugh at yourself!
     
  13. skater

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    And that's certainly your right to feel that way. Its subjective of course (overprotective is defined differently by different people), but its your right to feel that way.
     
  14. skater

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    Gotcha! Everybody's different.
     
  15. Peter Fan

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    Never mentioned I have a mother either doesn't mean I don't have one.
     
  16. North of Mouse

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    Ummmm, 202 posts at this point, and a lot of them on this thread :stir: -
    maybe Melodious is right!!

    I, for one, do not like to see any boy in the women's restroom beyond about 5 years (even some that age bother me). That's why they make companion restrooms if there is a need to bring the opposite sex child in with them, right?? I sure would be *very* uncomfortable if there was a 10 yr up boy in there :eek:
     
  17. Minnesota!

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    In a heartbeat. Hell, I would do it now - let my 8 year old son wait in a gift shop. It all depends on the kids maturity, I guess, but I would assume at 12 the majority of kids could handle waiting in a gift shop for 20-30 minutes.
     
  18. Peter Fan

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    But it doesn't matter what you think
     
  19. Robbi

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    Well, I'd hesitate to bring my 37 yo into the ladies room but I'm torn about my 29 yo. He is engaged and getting married in March. Do you think I could risk letting him into the men's room?:)
    wanted to add, I'm just joking, of course.
     
  20. Mom2six

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    I could see some of this paranoia about little boys looking into cracks in the stalls at some malls or places...but most of the bathrooms I used at WDW were huge. Standing in the entrance way you would practically have to be superman to see into those stalls!

    So, to the pp who lets her 5 year old son use the mens room - are you saying that you are comfortable leaving your 5 year old child standing out in the crowds of WDW all alone? This thread is a little disturbing. The average 5, 6, 7, 8, and even 9 year old boy is not really interested in sex and is not trying to get a look at teenager girls through the crack of a stall door.

    This thread is pretty funny, all in all. We have the people who won't leave a teenager alone in a public gift shop and the people leaving kindergardeners alone in the park. The huge differences are astounding.
     
  21. DisneyFan2013

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    Let me just say that my mom got upset with me for going to Epcot alone at night and I am over 25!

    I don't have any kids myself yet, but I wouldn't leave a 12 year old alone just because I know I'd never forgive myself if something happened to him/her. With daughters, I'd probably worry about them forever (like my mom worries about me), but I could probably leave my sons alone around age 15-16, but I still wouldn't leave them for long.
     

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