I don't want my son's staying over at my sister's..apparently they are having fun :)
My sons are 5 and 10, and my niece is 16 and my nephew is in his early 20s and home from college, my sons' only cousins. My sons love them very much, and the feeling seems to be mutual. I was having lunch with my sister yesterday, and my sons tagged along. My 10 year old mentioned to her about how much he'd love to go to her house and see his cousins. She told them that maybe they could go over to her house for a few days to spend time with her family. At her house, my sister has a nice pool, and other fun things for kids to do. I have no doubt that my sister would take good care of them, but, I know how teens and young adults can be. I don't want my kids exposed to anything that they don't need to know about yet. First off, what are my niece and nephew watching on TV? What kind of conversations/jokes will be made? Also, being exposed to a "mature" girl. I know my 10 year old will hit puberty in a few years, but I don't like it when he's around girls in short-shorts, or a bikini if they go swimming, whether it be his cousin or not. I went over there a few months ago and there were tampon applicators in the trash(She should cover them up, I ALWAYS make sure mine are.) Also, I overheard my niece telling my nephew she's a lesbian, I don't want my sons to know she's a lesbian. I'm not sure they know what a lesbian is, I don't think I want them to. I wouldn't mind if they just maybe spent a few hours over there, but not "a few days" My husband thinks I'm crazy, because "It'd be fun for them and alone time for us.." but..I don't know..I don't know how to tell my sister? or sons for that matter..they really want to go, and are excited...
...I actually homeschool my kids because of this fear..
So, I decided to let them go. I guess I should stop being so protective, and let them see the real world.
Or at least my youngest is, my sister just sent me this pic from earlier
Glad I sent them :)