Joey doesn't think it's a big deal to just call and ask to go over. I was considering possibly changing my mind as well because there's at least three families around here that are more than willing to let their kids run all over and invite themselves into people's homes. But after hearing your opinions on the matter, I think I'm going to stick with my rule. Kelley can invite friends over (when I can muster the courage) or can go over when invited. But I just can't get over the fact that it's a little annoying to me to just have kids showing up on your doorstep all day long ready to come in and play. It seems safer and more courteous to me.
And another thing...now do I not only have kids wanting to play with my kids over here...I've got my daycare kids' friends wanting to come over and play. I feel like a monster, but when I've got 12, 13, 14, 15 kids running around....I just can't handle any more craziness! I let them in when I can, because they probably could use the safe place to hang out, but sometimes I just have to say NO. If only I were more Christlike...perhaps I could be a more positive influence on these kids, but I'm not their mom, nor their sitter and some days, just can't do it!