The past couple times DD has stayed the night at a friends house she has texted me right before bedtime, wanting me to come get her. Now I remember as a kid that for some reason that time of night things can get hairy with a friend but I don't think I would have ever texted my mom to come home. The first time it was because her and a friend were not agreeing on something. I made her stay and work it out. This last time it was because the "host" had picked one friend to share the bed with her and told my DD to sleep in the bean bag chair! I wanted so bad to go pick her up because I knew DD could NOT sleep in a bean bag chair and I was then upset about it, but I want her to learn to work things out. Would you have gone to get her? There were a couple of times that friends stayed at our house and I would see the friend texting someone right before bed too, and one time it was followed with the friend saying she didn't feel well and her mom was on her way. I know friends can hit a rough patch when together too long and I think the texting is an easy way out of the situation instead of learning to work thru it. I finally told DD to get off the phone and tell the friends that she felt like the odd man out and then she never texted back so I'm assuming they figured it out. Would you have gone to pick her up?
on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM