I have a ten year old son that is VERY mature for his age. Unfortunately he had to grow up quicker than he should have. I know when I need to run outside to the neighbors house, I can leave him with his younger siblings without a worry in the world. While I haven't, I have full confidence in him that if I needed to run to the grocery store down the road a few miles, he would hold down the fort.
Today I was gonna let him go to the store right across the trailer court where we live. He would have to cross a main road, which I am not thrilled about, but he has done it before so it doesn't bother me too too much. He took my cell phone and called me soon as he made it out of the drive way on his way to the store. My boyfriend got really upset with me because I was sending him alone. So I ended up going to get him in the car and taking him myself.
I have sent him to the store before and he did great, did everything he was supposed to do, gone straight there and straight back. Does anyone else think this isn't a good idea or is he old enough to be able to start doing stuff like this for me?