she has been out all day with her best friend for friend's 14th birthday, curfew was 9pm or at least ring me to tell me where you are.
9pm I get a phone call to say she is back at friends house (which is fine as it is the next road over), but that they all (there is 5 teens altogether including the friends brother and mate) want to go on a bike ride, can she go.
we say yes, as long as she is in well lit areas as the bike lights are currently with DD2 as she is on scout camp.
I have been made to feel as tho I am fussing and making a bigdeal.
I know, as a driver, how hard it is to see unlit bikes.......and especially how scary it is to come across teens who have minimal road sense no sense of danger.
the mum (who is a good friend), has just rung to 'calm me down'........and to ask if I knew that there are boys with them.
now, I knew there were boys, I specifically told DD1 to stay inbetween the boys as then she would at least be surrounded by bikes with lights.
I now find that NONE of them have lights, and yet I am the one being told that I am unreasonable to making a bigdeal.
am I really that scared about driving that I am not seein things straight anymore??
I am genuinely worried, but now also genuinely fretting that I am not seeing things normally anymore because of my own issues.
we have never needed bike lights before now TBH as they have never gone riding in the dark. we got some for DD2 as she is on a cycling holiday camp with scouts and it was one of the conditions for her bike, we just never really thought about it for DD1.
we will be getting some for her tomorrow, believe me, especially if this is going to be a regular occurrance thro the summer!
she is still not back......time to ring the other mum me thinks.....
half hour chat with the other mum (talk for england you women, DH is sat muttering at me), and still not back, but they have been seen and heard by us both cycling around the couple of roads......the tow girls are all giggly and raging hormones as they are with three boys that are yr 11's...
not sure whether to be cross or whether to now find it all quite sweet with the young rush of boys crushes.
they are at least safe, and I will be buying lights tomorrow!!!