Something I swore I wouldn't do until Nicholas was much much older. And I'm living to tell about it.
Last week one of Nicholas's friends from school's mom called me and asked me if she could pick up Nicholas from school today, take him to their house and let him play until DH got off of work, so he'd be there from 12:30, when school got out until 5:00 this evening. I always said I wouldn't allow him to go to a friend's house without me there, unless I was good friends with their mom too. Well, I accepted the offer! Granted, we have been having playdates once a week for a few months now after school either at their house or at the park, so I've been to the house and feel like I know the mom pretty well. They are a really nice family, share the same morals and behavior standards for their kids as I do for mine, she is working towards being a doula and had a home birth for her baby (who is 8 months old now) I know that they seem pretty common for some of the places you guys live, but here, in Florida, she is the only person I have ever met who has had a homebirth. They are just an awesome family, not just becasue of the homebirth, but you know what I mean. Plus, his preschool is a half an hour away from our house (but close to DH's work, which is one of the reasons we chose it), so she was also offering in order to save me the trip to that side of town.
So, even though I was always of the school of thought that I would not allow him to go home from school with a friend until much older, I did it. And he had a blast. And then he fell asleep on the way home, since obviously it was way too much fun there to nap
How do you guys feel about letting your kids go to a friend's house?