He also, for the most part, has free reign on where he goes. Never far, but that's his choice.
I don't normally let him use my phone- I see no reason for it.I only have a cell, no home phone. There's one mom who basically yelled at ds for not calling before he came over. They live less than a block away.
Is that normal? Ds doesn't go over there anymore, for that reason.
If kids come here and ds is busy, I just tell them to come back later, not to call first. I could understand if it was an actual play date that we set up, but if ds goes somewhere, he's not allowed in anyone's house unless he checks in with me first
eta: i just wanna add, if ds goes to a friend's, he's not allowed in their house, and he knows if they are eating- snack or dinner, or whatever meal time, he's to come home. NORMALLY, ds is around my area- riding his bike, or playing in the grass with all the other kids within this neighborhood. Any given minute, I can usually see out my back wall (which is all Windows) and see him.
If the weather is nice, sun is shining, I don't understand why kids can't go outside. Growing up, weekends I was gone the entire time, my parents had no idea where I was. Ds goes out around 4:30, comes home at 6 for dinner, then he's back out. More recently, esp with the time change, after dinner, I'm out there with him, playing right along.