Last night the rain and thunder had passed, but it was quite gloomy at 9pm, GS is reading his book , GD suddenly says that she wants to go out for a walk, I said that either I or DH would get our shoes on and come with her, but she said No she wanted to go on her own.
She is 17
She lives in the West Country and hasn’t been here for over a year and apart from us doesn’t know anyone.
She doesn’t know who to stay away from in the Village ( of some 100 homes, plus a conference centre and a Pub) and ther are a couple of people that even I avoid.
The Playing field where she said she wanted to go is surrounded by trees and woodland and is quite isolated.
I know that she often meets her friends in her local town, but here she doesn’t know anyone and nobody would know who she is as she has changed beyond all recognition from the cute little girl to a tall willowy young lady.
We have no pavements and the cars shoot through at speed.
Mobile phone signal is patchy and only available in certain parts of the Village which she wouldn’t know about.
So I said sorry but I wasn’t comfortable with it and she couldn’t go
She slams out of the sitting room and stomps around in her room for an hour or so.
Was I being so unreasonable? She is scared of the thunder and I can’t understand why she had the sudden urge to go out on her own.
Maybe I should have let her go and followed her jumping from hedge to hedge behind her from a distance?
Goodness, gone are the days when she did as she was told..........
If we had been out shopping I wouldn’t have thought twice about her going round the shops on her own.
It doesn’t bode well for future visits does it.
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