A MUM revealed she left her three-year-old daughter in the playground so she could go to the toilet.
She made the admission on Mumsnet's Am I Being Unreasonable (AIBU) board.
"Not sure if this is an AIBU or more WWYD [what would you do?] but was at a rural touristy attraction," she wrote.
"When we arrived both DD [dear daughter] (three, nearly four) and me needed the loo.
"DD went then refused to wait for me and ran out to the play area (toilets were within the play area but not staffed/ticketed).
"I told her to wait but she said no and was off, told me she was going on the slides as she legged it away! We've been there before so she knows where she's going.
"I had to go to the loo and therefore she played in the park for two minutes unsupervised.
"What would others do? She is very independent and confident but it's just the safety aspect."
In the main people were stunned by the mum's behaviour.
"She’s three," wrote one person. "It only takes a moment for a child to be snatched or to fall off a high slide or run off where you can’t find her. You shouldn’t leave her alone. She needs to learn she can’t run off when you tell her to stay with you. Take her into the loo with you."
"You know it wasn't great but nothing went wrong," said another. "Just have a plan or better control in place so it doesn't happen again. Having two children in a toilet cubicle with you isn't fun, especially when you are sitting there and one of them is opening and closing the door!"
Another simply said: "Not a f***** chance would I have let that happen. Not at all."
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