NOTICE : to a Nosey Nancy at 108
I’ll start by saying that if I’d have known what you were saying to my daughter while we were still there, I’d have spoken to you directly. You didn’t approach me, and instead you felt it necessary to grill my child at the 108 Lake on October 2.
My daughter is 12. She will be 13 in a few months. She has taken her babysitting course and can legally take care of young children. Not only that, she has been with her brother since he was born, helping whenever she can. She’s quite a responsible young lady.
I am not sure why you felt the need to approach her and condemn her by saying she “shouldn’t be alone with him” even though you know we could see them from the boat we were in. If you were actually concerned, you would have expressed that to us directly when we got back to shore.
I am very glad my daughter stuck up for herself and explained things were fine rather than being discouraged or intimidated by you.
We enjoy giving our children moments of freedom and responsibility. I’m sorry this bothered you, but it’s my job to raise people capable of being independent rather than worrying what you think.
Take notice, you have two choices in this situation: either leave the child alone and deal with the parent directly, or simply mind your own business.