14yo DD wants to move to basement?
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|Tue, 10-07-2003 - 2:40pm|
The pros are all on her side of course.
Mainly, in our basement and as the only child (she has a stepsister who we see every other weekend, but that's it).
But, ultimately, she'd feel like she was living in her own studio apartment!!!
I don't think it is really necessary, but she heard about her friends living their basements plus she wants to take on the financial responsibility which I think is admirable and a pro, but the con is that I don't want her wiping out her savings for this - then again, it is 'her' savings account.
She hasn't used anything from it yet and has been saving for a new bedroom set on her own.
I had previously told her I wasn't changing her bedroom because it was just painted last year and her bedroom set isn't even 5 years old yet! But, she decided she hates it and I told her if she wants to change it, she'll need to save for it herself.
Well, one thing led to another and now she wants to move into the basement, too!
Boy, give her an inch....
Anyway, there is also the door from the basement that leads outside.
I've seen some posts on this board of teens sneaking out and I think that this might be something that my teen might inclined to do if the situation were right and she was in a "mood".
But, the dog sleeps in her room and would bark constantly if he were left alone so I'd know immediately if she weren't there after just 5 minutes. Similarly, he would bark his head off if anyone "snuck in".... so, even if she wanted to, I think I have a built in security device.
Then, of course, there is the cost issue and it would have to be painted and the rug changed - not because they are in bad shape, but because they aren't "cool enough".
So, needless to say that I'm going crazy with trying to make this decision and thought I'd ask the boards opinion.
Do you have any experiences with your teens wanting to move into the basement?