Mom, I need you to ground me. Update on my daughter. Page 15
I decided to go ahead and make a new post about this interesting turn in events.
Last night my dd went to church with her friends. They were supposed to come home about 9:30. 9:00 last night dd calls me, (I'm at my Sil's house spending the night)
DD "Mom...I need you to ground me."
Me "What happened?"
DD "I went to the Nazarene tonight" (Bad church she's not allowed to go to) "I'm so suh suh sorry!" *Crying* "I knew I shouldn't have gone but Alisha talked me into it and then Bob (Youth leader) said we'd go to Sonic's to eat. But the food was nasty and I felt so guilty and the girls were being mean to me and Mariah said I was messed up for going because you trusted me and I broke your trust *Crying harder now* I feel so stupid! Alisha is always peer pressuring me. I don't why I listen to her. I should have gone to the other church. I wish I listened to you. I wish I was with you. I don't want to hang out with them anymore.
After, we had a long talk. I told her I was proud of her for telling me. Then she decided that the best thing for her would be to take a break from the girls. She's going to take a month off and just spend some quality time with family. We made plans for her to teach 6yo dd how to cook and play video games with 8yo ds. I'll be paying her for helping me out with the kids at the library. She wants to save her money so we can go to the movies together.
In essence, my 13 year old daughter has grounded herself,lol. But more importantly, she came to these conclusions on her own. I'm glad I gave her the room to learn, I knew she would make the right choices if given enough time.