Last night was a night for fun ~ to the wine dinner we went. But before we went we had to brief the kids on where we were going, what time we’d be home and all that entails leaving your kiddos home alone for the evening.
It was during my directives that Zach pipes up and asks “So, where are you all going tonight?” I told him we were headed to a wine dinner. His response is “Do you have a cab lined up to bring you home?” I’m not sure how I feel about that….
On one hand it sounds very responsible but on the other hand, Zach’s only 15 (alright almost 16) but is that something he should be worried about? I never worried about a designated driver for my parents when I was a teenager. In fact, I didn’t even know what a designated driver was.
Have times changed that much, making our kiddos so much more savvy than way back in the day when we were in school? Or is it just a matter of society changing? I don’t know what the answers answer are and I don’t know how I should feel about it but my gut is telling me to go with just a little proud…I’m not sure that’s how I should be feeling but I guess if Zach is questioning us on our responsibility it means he’s taking it all in and hopefully applying it to his own life. At least that’s my hope.
Oh, for the love of my children….