Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Alright, I've got a doozy of a situation here. My son will soon be turning 13 and he wants to have a bunch of the guys sleep over for video games and movies. Here's the dilemma. In his group of home schooled kids, there are a few slightly older boys, 2 of the boys are delightful. Very polite and decent kids. However, there is one boy who is NOT at all what I'd call a good influence. My son does not feel comfortable around him, even though, as most home schoolers know, you are stuck seeing him at all activities.
This kid uses bad language, tells improper jokes and worst of all, makes vulgar references to my older daughter's body. Bob is horrified at the behavior displayed by this kid, and even after both Bob and my daughter have told him to knock it off, he persists.
I can't talk to the mom, because we really do not see eye to eye on anything. She's a very left-wing hippie chick, (seriously, I mean, the whole hippie thing) and I am a Reagan Conservative. She unschools, I use a curriculum, she is aggressive and I am pretty laid back.
I am concerned that it will become known that Bob is having a party and her son is not invited and it will cause drama for my kid. Drama, I can handle, I don't want it to harm him.
My friends say do not under any circumstances invite the kid. He could pose an actual threat to my girl. Also, they don't especially want their kids with him, but as this mom is outwardly quite friendly, no one wants to tell her either.
***sigh*** I thought I was through with this when I began home schooling.....