Princess has been working me to talk to Mr. Right about giving her a house key so she can walk home from school (the end of the street) at 4 pm instead of going to latch-key.
The sales pitch was that she would call me by 4:20 to let me know she got in. She would not have anyone over or go anywhere until somebody got home around 6ish, and she would not use the microwave or stove.
It started to sound good until I actually did run it by Mr. Right.
... who informed me that he has told her for years that she is too young to be alone at home until at least middle school (next year) and maybe not even then. Nice try Princess.
I guess when I saw her throw a fit about her blanky being in the wash at bed time, that should have been a clue to me she is not ready.
What age is old enough? Is it really based on age or do people judge maturity? Princess is 10.
I was 7, but that was when John Travolta wore polyester leisure suits and I thought the BG's were cool.