Quick question if anyone knows the answers please feel free to jump in.
So my children’s dad usually has the children of a weekend and during the week for tea.
His Partner works in intensive care so we both agree that the kids going to his is not a good idea. Whilst the restrictions to having friends and family over is limited can he come over to mine to see his children instead of the children going to his house?
It really makes no sense that he comes to you rather than having them?! He could bring the virus to you or take it home with him.
We have all this tech now. In my view any caring parent with any concern for there children’s health, would use the tech and avoid contact! A short term solution to a huge problem. I know it would be hard not having contact for a time, but surely it’s the most sensible option?
The issue is more that we don’t want the children to leave the actual house. Would you be happy to see your kids for the next few months via FaceTime because I don’t think I would. I have 1 child’s birthday in April and 1 in May. Both are goin to happen during lockdown,I’m not sure either of them are going to be too cold too well about not seing their dad or only seing him on a screen. So at some point I’m going to have to allow them to go to his house or him to come here.
My situation is similar to yours without the key worker issue. I prefer my ex to come to my house rather than move my child between households. We are amicable so it’s not an issue.
I have no idea if this is better or worse. I’m going to call the helpline on Monday and ask. I’ll update you if I find any answers!! We all want to do the right thing.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that. I just don’t want the children to leave the house,They haven’t left apart from playing in the back garden since the schools closed. It’s really hard to know what to do for the best.
I go out to the park at lunchtime with my child & dog. We are often on our own. We have a small garden so it’s not ideal. We take hand sanitiser and wash our hands when we get in. While we can, use the one exercise outing per day to have a change of scenery. I’ll try and get through to the helpline Monday! X