Ds1 is a freshman in h.s. this yr. He decided to join a video game club he learned about at last Fri's club and activities fair. Ok, fine, as long as it doesn't interfer w/ his homework time. First meeting was supposed to be today- he, C, and Z go to find it only to learn the days had been changed. So, they decided to go to C's grandparents' house (only a couple blocks from the school); I'd have been ok w/ that if anyone had bothered to call and tell me. . . (and no, ds1 does not have a cell phone) So I go up to the school looking for him when I hadn't heard from him by 5-5:30 p.m. No sign of him, and was told the club had let out an hr ago. I wasn't panicked yet, b/c I still had a list of friends I could call looking for him. Finally got a call from him after spending 20 mins or so searching- C's mom has picked them up and will bring him home. He also tells me he's decided to drop the club. C's older sister knows some of the kids who are in that club, and the sponsor, and they are apparently not the kind of crowd we would want ds1 around- apparently they just sit around playing video games and smoking pot.
Yes, he got a lecture about calling about any change in plans, but we are so proud of him for deciding on his own to quit the club when he found out about the pot use (and we told him that, too).