I work. My daughter gets home from school and has her routine that she completes. She always does her homework and chores first, then she has a few things she does with friends every afternoon (walking with friends to get their little brothers/sisters from elem. school, etc). And many days she asks me if one of her friends can hang out at our house until I get home.
*sidenote- my husband is home. He works nights, so he's asleep, but he is there*
My gut reaction is to tell her no. But I have no real reason to tell her no. She's a good kid, her friends are good kids, her work is all done. It's a throwback from my own childhood- no friends over on school nights.
So now I'm curious- how often do your middle school kids have friends over or go to a friend's house?
Pertinent info- she is a middle school child, responsible, and the friend she always asks to have over is also a girl.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:46 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
Answer by Michellela331 at 3:43 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
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Answer by sahlady at 6:07 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
I'm constantly kicking kids out of this house. Mine get home at 4pm and usually by 4:30 there are kids ringing our bell wanting to know if one or the other of my kids can come out or they can come in. I had to toss my 10yo's friend out this afternoon because my 10yo didn't have her chores done and was throwing a fit because her brother got a DSi for his birthday from my dad. Not to mention every time the friend comes over the girls trash their room and no one picks it up.
Yesterday my son (9) had his 2 buddies over and they were playing xbox but I tossed them out after 10 minutes because they were making too much noise and woke the baby.
Answer by justanotherjen at 8:55 PM on Oct. 6, 2010