Our son (10 yrs old) has made a new friend. He just moved to our area in January. He's not from far away, about 12 miles away, but is new at our school. Anyway, they made friends right off the bat. I was so proud of our son, he's always the one to make friends with the new kids.
He's always out to make everyone feel good, and we're very proud of him for that. But.... He went to sleepover at the new boys house this past Friday. I've met and spoke to the Mom, and know where they live, etc... They bought a beautiful home here, and it has a little land with it, so the boys were excited to explore.
Our son rode the bus home with the boy, and I assumed they would play, hang out there, stay up late, and then play some more on Saturday, and then we'd pick our son up, and come home.
The Mom didn't say they were going anywhere, she had said they were taking the day off Friday from work so they would be home when the kids got off the bus. She didn't say anything else.
I sent our oldest over to pick our son up on Sat because I couldn't get back from town quick enough, so I didn't get to talk to the Mom. He got home, was extremely crabby. I figured he was up late, and was tired, so I let it go.
The evening went on, I made supper, he was asleep, so I put his in the fridge. He woke up, I heated it up, and as he was eating he told me about his stay.... He said there was an abandoned truck on the back of their property, and that he and the little boy were taking stuff off of it, and messing around in it. I was a little worried because of snakes, and the fact that our son is highly allergic to poison ivy. Don't get me wrong, I want him to have fun, and be a boy. He rides dirt bikes, and plays in the mud, but when we have kids over they are only to go so far, but if we can't see them they've gone too far.
So, he then says they went to a tavern, he described the place, pool tables, video games, karaoke, and it was loud. I was a little upset, but I didn't say that to our son. I don't want him to think he can't be friends with the boy, or think it was his fault, or that he was in trouble.
So, they stayed up really late friday, and then played out in the field all day saturday. Which I don't mind, but the tavern, and the old truck is of concern. Also the fact that he slept from 6pm Saturday eve, woke for an hour or so, and then went right back to bed and slept until 9am Sunday morning...... I'm not sure whether to call the Mom, or let it go. What would you do? Thanks!
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