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26 Nov 2004

Son visits friend
My son is 9 years old and has a very nice friend that is in the same class. Sometimes the friend’s mother would phone me that she did pick my son up from school and took him to their house to visit his friend. I was not informed about this beforehand. I only am phoned once he is at their house. This is very nice and descent people. For some reason or another, I feel a little bit uncomfortable about this. Do I have reason to be unhappy about this? If so, how should I handle this? I do not want to be the reason why my son looses his friend.
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01 Jan 0001

Well, Johan, of course from this distance, it's hard to know wheher there is anything going on that you ought to fel unhappy about, except bad manners and thoughtlessness on the part of this other family. But your son doesn't need to lose his friend, either. Can't you meet with these parents ( useful to get to know them, anyhow ), and explain that while you're happy that your son and theirs are friends, you'd prefer that they call and check with you in advance before taking your boy home, as you might have other plans for the afternoon, and you don't like to disturb him once the boys are happilly settled together.
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