Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Give an inch...they take a mile!
This is Spring Break over here!
My kids have been having big adventures.
On Monday, my son ask his Dad if he could ride his bike to the Park. This is a big deal. The park that he was talking about is not in our neighborhood. It is down the street and across a bridge (a large bridge that is over an interstate...yes!) He ask his Dad because I would've most likely said No!
Anyway...it turns out that several boys had done it the day before...and all of them had permission to go except for him. So my husband said yes...and then called to fill me in on the plan. A few minutes later, one of the other Moms called to tell me that the day before... the boys had been given permission to go to the park, but they ended up at Brewster's Ice Cream after stopping by the baseball fields at a nearby school. I told her I was not excited about the park...much less the ice cream parler, which is in downtown across a busy intersection.
She decided she would drive by the park on her way back from her meeting. That is when she saw them..at the intersection going across to the other side.
What in the world? Seriously?
Turns out, Jonathan did not know about the ice cream parler. I figured as much because he didn't come by to get money. He just got suckered in to going because everyone else was going....and suppossedly had permission.
Needless to say....we had some serious discussions about following other boys to do something you know you don't have permission to do. We talked about dangerous situations, traffic, what happens when you have too much freedom....and what will happen if he ever does that again.
I want to allow my children to grow and enjoy a little freedom, but it just seems that things are coming at me really fast. Emily is driving! By herself! And now she is asking to drive to the beach...NO....and if she can get a tattoo....WHAT? NO!
Thankfully Zac still follows me around in the house...and doesn't like it when he doesn't know where I am. That used to drive me nuts...but, I think I like it now!
So I am soaking in the Spring Break fun!
We are heading to our friends lake house for a few days!
The house has been in their family for years...no TV and no electronics allowed!
It makes me both nervous and happy!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
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