Thursday, October 1, 2009
I NEED YOUR help!
So with all this blogging about family and home, you would think I would have it somewhat together but I DO NOT! Shocker, huh?
So here is the dilema I have, my son, Dylan, just turned four years old, BUT he looks like a seven year old. He is VERY tall and VERY mature!
We started homeschooling this year, so I look for ways that he can learn socialization.
We live in a neighborhood that has a TON of kids in the almost five to 11 years old age range. I am fine with Dylan playing with the kids, BUT I really want him to play at our home. I do not want him riding all over the neighborhood and running inside and outside houses.
The families look nice, but I don't really know the families and I really want Dylan, the younger one, to be close to home.
So here's my question... I really want to be the Christian home where love and kindness draws the kids in and they really want to play here. BUT, how do you compete with the neighbors who have all the cool toys and NO rules?
I am really torn. Am I being to over-protective and sheltering him instead of letting him go out to their homes? Am I just listening to my inner voice?!?