Today’s question is: Who drops their child at a complete strangers house for a sleepover and doesn’t pop in to meet the parents?
Background: For the second time in a month I have been brought to complete disbelief in regards to some of my children’s friends.
About a month ago, my 10 year old wanted her friend from school to sleep over. She attends a middle school now and there are children from all over our town. Many that I have never met. So this little girl is scheduled to come over, I spoke to the mom, very briefly a few days before so she could check to make sure I knew about the sleep over. The night the girl came, she was dropped at the curb and came to the door by herself. There was no parent, no discussion of when she’d get picked up in the morning, nothing. I was shocked.
I mean, I could be a drunk, I could be a crazy person, I could be completely unreliable, I could be so many things and without coming into my door and meeting me, you’d have no idea.
Fast forward a month, my 12 year old wanted to have her new friend sleep over. Same deal, the girl is someone I’ve never met from the middle school. My girl plans out the entire sleepover. The mom never calls to double check. I have absolutely no contact with the girl or the parents. Once again the girl is dropped at the curb, she rings the bell and enters the house and I never see a parent.
I mean seriously, I could be a drunk, I could be a crazy person, I could be completely unreliable, I could be so many things and without coming to my door and meeting me, you’d have no idea.
Lucky for both of these parents, I am kinda normal! LOL
The thing is, I can not fathom sending any of my children to a someones house I’ve never met for a sleepover without 1. talking to them first and 2. coming to the door and meeting the parents.
We are talking about 10 and 12 year olds here. Does anyone else think that’s a little young for a blind sleepover? Or have I set my expectations too high on this one?