I wouldn't have let my MIL take ds out because I don't think she could have handled him and I didn't trust that she wouldn't try to control behavior thru shaming and the like. Her health isn't the best and she wouldn't have been strong enough to pick him up if neccessary. I did let my brother's friend take ds on an impromptu outing (a walk up to some stores for snacks and to see the fire station) at the age of 2 1/2. The friend has the right personality to deal with my ds and my ds loves and respects him. Ds has also gone to the store with my sister or mom occasionally.
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6/17/05 at 4:40pm