Friday, February 27, 2009


Well, somehow we got invited to dinner with Nicole's best friend Courtney and her parents last night, so we went.

We really like and trust Courtney's parents.

We weren't there five minutes before the girls hit us up. They wanted to drive to Corpus Christi during spring break (and Nicole's 17th birthday is that week). Alone. Unchaperoned. They're 16. No plans for how they would rent a room being underage, how they would pay for it, what would happen if injured, what would happen if in a car accident, etc.... Later it came out that there were lots of their 18 - 19yr old friends going. Oh, and Corpus is 4 hours away.

You can guess our answer: NO!

We did, however, give them the option to accompany us to a rented beach house. They can invite their friends to come to the beach, even run around unchaperoned during the daylight hours, but they'd sleep in the beach house with us. Well, that was a big no! They did NOT want to do this.

Eventually, the girls left dinner before we did, leaving parents to talk. We really enjoyed our time.

When Nicole came home, the first thing she said to me was, "Sooooooooooooo, about the beach house...."

I'm guessing I will be renting a beach house.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

will little Georgie be invited? how about me and the missus?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Mine wants to go to Las Vegas with a girlfriend. I said NO and she is 18.

LaurieJ said...

Good mom Lynda! And the beach house sounds awesome :-)

Ronnica said...

That sounds like a very generous alternative!

Betty said...

Good for you! Nothing is harder than saying no at this age!

Anna Lefler said...

That's very cool of you to give them that option!

:^) Anna

Kerrie said...

Excellent job...!!! It's a generous alternative indeed...could be a lot of fun for all of you. Gee, they are clever, aren't they...subtle they are not but it was clever of them to organise a dinner for you all.

I'm learning so much from you...I'll be in the same place in two years time. Matilda tells me that she and her friends want to go to Noumea after they finish year 12 (she will be almost 18).

It's a better alternative to schoolies week on the Gold Coast. I do not see how parents can let their 17-18 year olds away for two weeks with thousands of others, let alone provide the alcohol for them to take. It scares me big time...she will be safer in Noumea.

My word verification is "skerid" (scared)...appropriate, very...!!

g-man said...

That was a WAY better option than I would have got if I asked that question so long ago. And now I have an answer for when my own wee-tots ask many years from now.

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