Last Thursday was Devin’s birthday, and on Friday morning he went to Knott’s Berry Farm with 3 of his friends… 2 boys and 1 girl. Maddie, he assured me, was a friend. Just a friend. Not a girlfriend.
I dropped the kids off at 10:00 a.m. and the plan was to pick them up close to 9:00 or so that evening.
I got a call from Devin around 5:00, asking to be picked up. They had seen and done everything and they were ready to come home. (Knott’s is pretty small.) They wanted to hang out at someone’s house and watch a movie.
Problem: no one’s parents would be home for quite a while, our house included.
Personally, I have a policy of No Parent Home? Then no going to that house. I declined Devin’s request that they all be allowed to go back and hang out at our house. I ignored his claims that everything would be fine and they just wanted to hang out. Not that he’s a bad kid by any stretch of the imagination. He’s a great kid. So are his friends. It’s just policy.
At that point, cute, petite little Maddie piped up:
“If it matters, I’m not attracted to any of these guys at all. Just puttin’ that out there.”
I laughed my butt off the whole way home and found myself liking Maddie even more.