You know the one.. The one that all the neighborhood kids flock to. The one that always has snacks and drinks to feed a small army. The one that always says its ok to stay for dinner "as long as its ok with your parents." Thats me.
I love having a houseful of kids. I love hearing them giggling and all talking at once and whispering so I can't hear who likes who and who broke up and "Omg I can't believe she said that."
I feel honored that they feel like that can confide in me things they don't feel they can confide in their own parents. I do my best to give them the advice that I would hope someone would give my daughters. Even if that advice is"You really need to talk to your parents about this." Sometimes I think that is all they need, is a shove in the right direction from someone they trust.
What I want to know is.. What do other Moms think? For the most part, I have never run into any issues with other parents. Is it ok with you that maybe your teen has another adult that they trust? That they open up to?
For the record, my daughters and I talk about everything but I also know they talk to their respective best friends Mom about stuff and I am ok with it. I appreciate that they love my girls enough to be there for them.