Boy, do they miss good times. There is a girl down the street that my daughter is friends with. She is either 10 or 11 years old, and almost as big as me (I am only 5'0" tall, btw), but she is not allowed to come down to my house. Do u wanna know why? Because she is not allowed to go past the next door neighbors drive way! Can u believe that? That's ludicrous! And she's not allowed to cross streets. What parents don't seem to realize is that overprotecting them like this is actually hurting them in the long run. They are way more immature or more dependent than we ever were. It is crazy. No wonder my kids can't find anyone to play with when I tell them to go outside.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."-Unknown