Monday, December 11, 2006

And Yet I Caved.

Yes, I'm overprotective, but I ended up giving in (see previous post). I had a couple of nice, rather lengthy phone conversations with Birthday Boy's mom and her family's values seem similar to ours.

She only allowed Birthday Boy to invite a few friends to the sleepover and he ended up with a pretty small turnout. Of the 3 other kids that attended, Son #1 knew two pretty well, plus I know the parents of one of the other guests (who is also a neighbor of the Birthday Boy's family) so I did let that influence my decision a bit.

Son #1 ended up having a great time. (Whew!)


Sue said...

Yay! Sounds like it turned out well for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad he ended up having a good time! Did you get any sleep at all that night?

Elle*Bee said...

Actually I did sleep pretty well. He knew he could call any time and that we'd pick him up, no questions asked (well, okay, I would've asked questions). Birthday Boy struggles with some of the same issues that Son #1 does, and in talking with his mother, I got the sense that she would know how to handle things. Plus, as I mentioned in my post, I know the parents of one of the other guests and they know Bday Boy's family very well. But, yeah, I did second guess myself a few dozen times. The more I thought about it, the less I was concerned about his actual safety (he's almost 12 and his judgment is generally very good). I think I was more worried about whether he could/would stand up for himself if the other kids were brats. Which, fortunately, doesn't seem to be the case.

Lala's world said...

I am glad that it worked out in the end!