to go or not to go, that is the question

This seems to be the year of birthday party invitations for Raine, my not quite 16-year-old. This latest one sounds like it’s going to be one heckuva party to be held at some club!

Raine and I just got done discussing if she should attend. There are some decisions I encourage my teens to make on their own and there are some I insist on encourage them to discuss with me.

Teen parties these days aren’t anything like the ones we attended back in the dinosaur ages where we danced miles apart and went home before the stroke of midnight lest we turn into Cinderellas. Well, no more of that now! We are the bold and the brazen now and these are the days of no holds barred!

Lots of Raine’s friends will be there and they want her to go. Raine doesn’t know the birthday girl very well, and it looks to be a big party with presumably very little adult supervision. I always check if there are going to be parents around, even if the party is going to be held at someone’s home.

Call me old-fashioned but I can’t say I’m entirely comfortable with the scenario. At any rate, Raine’s not quite the partying type so she doesn’t care either way. Still I leave her to think about what we’ve discussed.

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