Friday, February 20, 2009

Dating...how old????

OMG, what is WRONG w/ parents??????? I try to find a nice balance between allowing my kids their freedom, but yet still being the parent, and still setting limits and boundaries. But some of the things that parents allow just dumbfound me. I don't want to be the over protective parent where my kid is the only one not aloud to do something....but seriously I don't feel THAT over protective...sometimes Rob and I feel like we're living in the twilight zone, it's amazing what parents allow their children to do!

Case in point our 12 year old, is in middle school, 6th grade to be exact...we JUST started letting her go to the movies w/ her friends w/out an adult. We drop her off and she calls us to pick her up when the movies over. This was a leap for us...but we feel it's the appropriate amount of freedom for a 12 year old girl. A couple hours in a confinded public area w/ a group of friends.

Sooooo today, she is going to the movies w/ 3 of her girl friends. Well the girls decide they are going to go out to eat after the movie...they get in their head they are going to walk over to a restaurant and go out to eat after the movies...um NO I don't THINK SO...first of all, I don't think it's safe for 12 year olds to be walking across a parking lot at night, much less to go out to eat at a restaurant at night w/out any adult supervision. Well 2 of the girls were aloud to go (my evil next door neighbors kid being one of them)...and apparently 2 boys are meeting the 2girls there...so basically these girls are going on a double date at 10 o clock at night at 12 years old...am I the only one that see's something wrong w/ this picture????

5 comments:

Bridgett said...

Not at all.
I wouldn't allow it either.
Parents need to be parents and not FRIENDS. I think that's the problem these days (God, that statement makes me sound old..LOL). But seriously...parents want to be 'cool' so they let their kids get away with so much more than they should get away with.

You're in the right here...in my opinion anyway. :)

XOXO

Domestic Superhero said...

o...m...FREAK'N..G!!!!!!!! What is wrong with people today?! Not even 20 year olds are exactly safe walking across a parking lot at night! I want to smack parents like this. Out of curiousity, what is TT's opinion on this?

Heather said...

are you freaking kidding? no way are you out of line- that's insane! I am sooooo not looking forward to this stage with my children.

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Christina said...

I am in total agreement with you! No way is that safe and no way are 12 year olds mature enough to eat in a restaurant by themselves! Parents these days are something else! @@