OMG! Sorry guys, For some reason, I did not see this.
Thanks Kassandra for bringing it to my attention.
You guys are so sweet to ask how things went but....on sunday, we were hit with a major snow storm, freezing rain and all and we ended up having to stay indoors. Daddy was called to work (he plows the snow). Anyways....Steven's birthday party was postponed until Nov. 30. And, yes, I do have to admit he is an amazing little guy because he has not complained once.
I don't feel comfortable letting him go on a week night because by the time I get home from work, and we have supper, it is already dark out and....I NEED for everyone to be able to watch him. I am planning on doing the camcorder thing. Was also trying to figure out how to get a picture taken. I want to put it in his album. I even have a picture of him holding a sign that says "Today is my first day of school" with the date and age. I stopped doing that last year with him. Now it's Nicolas's turn. I know it sounds funny but....the pictures turn out so cute and I'm sure when they are older, it'll bring back some memories of all the "firsts" in their lives.
Okay....so the plan is that I will definately let him go. I can't back down on my word but.....I am still nervous as heck. And yes....Debby, there is so much to look forward to. And at the same time, this part about giving them freedom is much harder than it sounds.
What does not help my case is that alot of neighbors let their kids run wild around town. I honestly believe my boys are the only ones not allowed to play in the street and definately not allowed to stroll around town as they please. There is one little boy. He's about 5. I saw him one night sitting beside a stop sign up the road. He was waiting for his mom who was visiting a friend. Okay.....problem is, it was 9:45pm at night. I just don't understand.....This same mom called on of my neighbors one night at 10:30 asking her if her boys were there. Geesh! I try to explain to my guys that just because all the other kids have free reign in town does nt mean it is okay. Little boys don't always understand and they figure, at times, that I am just a mean old mom.
Okay, so, the question was: Did he go? I guess a simple answer would have been "No, not yet" but, you guys know me well by now! Short and sweet is just not like me. Once again...Thanks for asking!