Martin and Alana have an 8-year-old son. He has asked a few times to sleep over at a friend’s house. Martin is cool with it…he had sleepovers with friends all the time as a kid. Alana says the world isn’t what it was when they were growing up. She essentially wants to run background checks on the other parents before even thinking about letting their son stay over.
Slacker and Steve see the pros and cons to this situation. They did not say whether or not it was a good or bad idea. Sure kids should have sleepovers, but who knows at what age, and it is true the world is not what it used to be and that making sure the parents are responsible is a big factor.
Whose side are you on?
Maybe they should have the other kids spend the night there, and if all goes well he can sleep over there. They could also meet the parents and take the kids to dinner where they could get to know each other.