My How Times Have Changed
Now that Girlie Girl is getting older, I’ve been letting her play outside with her friends without me watching over her from the garage. It was a tough decision to make but I figured she could handle the responsibility.
She knows that she’s to stay right in front of our house where I can check on her. She knows that if she decides to go to her friend’s house, she needs to let me know first. She knows what to do if a stranger comes up to her. She knows to bring in my FedEx deliveries as soon as the driver makes his daily stop at our house. Hee hee.
My how times have changed.
I remember when I was a child, my sister and I would play around the neighborhood and our parents had no idea where we were or what we were doing. All they said was to come home before it got dark. And we did.
As parents in this new day and age, are we being overly-protective or just being smart?
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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.