All week long I have been torn- do I drop him off (he's 7 1/2) at the party & find something to do close by or do I stay for 3 hours? When Sunday rolled around I still didn't know what I was going to do...part of me wanted to let him have his freedom, then the overprotective part kicked in & didn't want to leave him! What if something happened?
In the end, I didn't feel comfortable leaving the property. I didn't really know the parents of his friend and there weren't any other kids from his school at the party- so me & the younger one tried our hand (foot?) at skating, then played a ton of arcade games & air hockey. We all had a blast, & I didn't feel guilty the whole time for staying!