I wanted to know what you all do when your kids ask, "Can I go to my friends house?"
I'm not talking about a friend who's family you know personally, and totally trust with your child(ren). I'm referring to the new friend they made at Sunday school (or even just regular school).
Yes, this kid seems nice, and so does the mom (who I've met on a few occasions). I briefly met the dad (who wasn't overly friendly), but I don't want to judge him for that reason. They have older kids who are my older kids ages, however they don't hang out together.
My point is, my youngest son Daniel has a friend in his Sunday school class. They get along really well, and he has invited him to come over after church. We don't know the parents well at all. They are new to our church, and all I really know about them is that they have four kids and also homeschool.
I don't live by "fear", and I don't want to assume that they are a bunch of freaks, but part of my motherly instincts tells me to not to let him go. I don't know if it's God giving me discernment, or I've heard one too many horror stories.
At first, I told her that he could go over there (Eli was going to go too), but after talking to my husband last night, he's going to suggest to them that we all go to lunch to get to know each other better. This way, we can get a "feel" about them and their family.
Am I over reacting?
How do you handle situations like this? I'm curious to know.