By Anonymous - United States
Today, while my husband and I are both stuck in the bathroom from food poisoning, our 3-year-old son is taking advantage of his freedom. All I can hear is banging noises and wild laughter. I'm afraid to leave the bathroom. FML
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  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

This is by far the best approach. Worst case scenario is the boy hurts himself and neither parent is in a position to react quickly or get him care. He could turn on the stove and start a fire or burn himself. Even the mildest scenarios involve having to feed him, attend to his toilet, clean up after him, etc.

If you're not up to minding him, call a friend, neighbour, or family member to come look after him until you're on your feet again. Toddlers need supervision and ill people need rest. We all need a little help sometimes.

  1happymummy  |  14

I know when im ill I literally have no one to look after my two year old so I just have to do the best I can, im lucky I dont get ill very often but its horrible when I do

  Carmstro  |  13

Wow I was going to say that OP might not be able to do so because they might just be retching non-stop or something, but then I realized that they had time to post this to FML.

  onlychildFTW  |  33

Yeah he's pretty much right. As long as there isn't screaming or a loud thud and silence. You are good OP. but good poising sucks OP. hope you guys get better.

  darwinism  |  30

You may actually be a genuine victim of autocorrect. How does "good poising" suck? I always thought if you had bad equilibrium it was not good. Anyway, I doubt that OP and her husband had a good poise in their state with the food poisoning.

  BubbleGrunge  |  18

Nope-three year olds are actually much more of a challenge than two year olds. Their independence is broadening, therefore it's much like having a 3 ft teenager in the house.

  andiewithlove  |  21

It is most definitely terrible threes. According to my mother, when I was two I was "a little angel".....Then I turned three. She took me to a pizza parlor once and I walked up to another girl clearly older than I and slapped her as hard as my little three year old arm would let me. Why? Because she was at MY candy dispenser.

  elletex  |  8

When I was three, I met Neil Armstrong while at the airport with mother, and when she tried to explain to me that he had walked on the moon, I stared him down and called him a liar to his face. My family has never allowed me to live that down.