As long as you trust the other friends ( I presume boys). Give him a back door key on a nappy pin to clip into his pj s and a torch.( And some snacks for a midnight feast!) Let them get on with it. I would let my 11 yo DS camp out
I had a bivvy and a huge tent but they couldn't find the pegs, so they've negotiated the string off it against the fence, now a second tent has gone under the overall covering from the first tent. It's pretty ingenious really, they've turned a pretty small garden into a camp site.
I couldn't say no I've been suffering with anxiety really badly and they tidied up the garden and shed yesterday to cheer me up. One even went to his mum and aunts to get some Avon orders for me.
Last week we had DS + 4 boys for an end-of-term sleepover. They all kipped in DS's room. DS +2 didn't go to bed until 3am! (which was when I threw them into their room because I wanted to go to sleep) Then I heard DS chatting at 5am. Yeah Gods child- do you run on Ever Ready Batteries?
Maybe I should've put them in a tent? No X-Box or Wii.He might not go for it
I would if that's the case Mitmoo. Just tell your DS (only him) that you'll be on the couch so that he knows you are near but doesn't lose face in front of his mates. Then you're there if he needs you.
Six years ago I let my then 8 year old ds, with aspergers, put up his tent in the garden on a Saturday night. He really wanted too and was packed up with food, drink, torch, books, ds, cuddly toys, sleeping bag, duvet (just in case!), favourite pillow, pokemon cushion etc.... most of his bedroom in fact! Was about 8pm.
I kept the patio doors open and got my bedding prepared on the sofa so I could listen out for emergencies. Was expecting 'I don't like it mummy'.
At 11 there was a kerfuffle in the garden, went out and loads of teenagers were in my garden running past DS's tent shouting 'hide. run!' One of them actually apologised to me on the way past...next door but one were getting raided again (ex council estate, now moved!). All the kids ran therough the gardens to escape.
Packed Ds back up, popped him into bed so I could put his toys etc back, he said it was the best night ever but he has refused to camp since!