How to yell at other people's kids Part II
Oh, and the saga continues.... So my neighbor drops off her 3 kids at my house this afternoon to babysit, and tells me she doesn't want her daughter, "Mary" to be alone with "Melanie", another neighborhood girl who often plays at our house. (All names have been changed.) That's weird, I thought--this mother is not the paranoid, judgemental type. I asked her why, and she told me. After she told me, I didn't want my child playing alone with this girl, and even wondered if I could keep Jacob out of their home (they live VERY close to us). Here's what happened between Mary(5) and Melanie(7). On one occasion, Melanie pulled her underwear down and showed Mary what was underneath. (Keep in mind she's 7, not 3). On another occasion, Melissa asked Mary to touch what was underneath her underwear. Mary, luckily, told her mother she refused. Mary's mother thus, for good reason, asked me to closely supervise any play-time these 2 little girls had. I wholeheartedly agreed. But now I'm wondering what to do with my own child. Do I let him play over at Melanie's house? She's got 2 younger brothers who Jacob adores. Both parents work, and Melanie is consistently left in the care of her 12 year old sister until after 5:30. Is this behavior normal for 7 year old girls? Are Mary's mother and I the only ones who think it's weird? Do I just chalk it up to little kids figuring things out about their own bodies, or do I make absolutely sure that every minute spent with this family's children is either in my home or in the street where I can monitor it? Do I invite the kids over for FHE and teach them about Jesus? I don't know, I'm just a little bit at a loss, here. Anybody had similar experiences, and could advise?