I'm friends with the mom through school and her 8 yr old daughter and mine have had plenty of playdates, but I don't know if I want her to go with the mom, the daughter and the dad, 2 hours away, for a 2 night, 3 day vacation the day after Christmas. I'm a single mom. Do you think I'm being to clingy, over-protective or any other adjective? I'm not sure what my concern is, except the mom always meets us at her door - I've never been in her house but she's been in mine. I've met the dad, but haven't really had opportunity to talk with him as in a social setting. What would you do if you were me? My daughter says she wants to go, but I don't think she understands how long 3 days will be.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2008
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Answer by alleykatt28 at 9:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2008
I also agree with the moms above. I would be leery because it's a young age. I don't think you're being clingy or overprotective necessarily, but cautious. I also agree with the idea of getting together to kind of "feel them out". Mothers have a strong instinct and I would follow yours. And I just asked my DH for his opinion and he said he wouldn't let her go!!!!!
Answer by LovingParent08 at 10:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2008
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