Stacey - posted on 09/05/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
My daughter is 9 and in 4th grade. She received a call from a girl (who is 10 and in 5th) to get together and play at her house. They met in a summer camp this past summer. I know NOTHING about them or their family and while they don't live far (about 15 minutes away) they are not in our neighborhood or community. My daughter has talked about the girl and I think they have emailed a few times but I am hesitant and uncomfortable with just bringing her there. At the same time, I feel silly making plans "as a whole family" to check them out 1st. And if I invite the girl here instead, will I insult them or if they are ok with it, does that indicate that they are too loose with parenting to allow their daughter here when they don't know us. This is truly the first time we have encountered this scenario and I am sure it won't be the last as kids get older. Any advice?