"I have no social life, because of you", states my 11 yo
ok, hello?!..in my opinion an 11 yo doesnt need a busy, busy social life, but that may be me. we are a large family. i have five kids; ages 15, 11, 7, 3 and 2. we are very busy anyway, with school, homework, sports, family fun time, etc... i let him have friends over and he has one close friend that i let him go over to his house. i know the mother and shes great. but he asks to do things with friends that i just dont feel comfortable with. keeping in mind that we live in a big city, too, not a small town. after school sometimes the kids walk from school to a fastfood place that really isnt very close by the school and its on a busy street. i dont let him. his friends go to an open gym that has an entrance fee of $20, on friday nights. Hello? is it just me or is that a bit steep? tonight we are taking the kids skating and its only 7$ per person, which is do-able. he also asks to go to the mall with his friends. i dont feel comfortable with that, either. also, what do you all have for curfew times? the boy that we are taking with us to go skating tonight is saying he and some friends are going to open gym afterwards, which would be about 9:30pm. i feel like im the strictest mom ever. sigh.