I'm going into the city later today with my daughter, & a little group has just turned up on my doorstep consisting of my son's friend, his younger sister, & a couple of other children I know by sight but don't actually know to even speak to. They turned up expecting to 'hang out' in my house ('we promise we won't go further than the living room') while I'm absent I don't blimmin' well think so! The dogs aren't keen on the lad, he 'creeps' around & it unnerves them, so they have to be shut away while he's mooching around, plus there's Gypsy to think about, she's terrified of strange people. My home isn't a palace I admit, but the house they live in is a stinking mess & they treat nothing with respect, so there's no way I want them here, fiddling with things. They're turned out during the day to just float around, can't go anywhere in the village without bumping into one or the other of them & they latch onto us if we go down the shops I feel a bit harsh as my son is a sensible boy of 15 who I can trust, but I just don't trust other peoples' children, & the sister isn't old enough to be left in a house without an adult present anyway Roll on tomorrow when I'll only see them on a weekend!