Q: My 10 year old daughter had a neighbor over to play. When it was time for the girl to go home I offered to give her a ride because it was getting dark and we live on a country road. It was also bedtime for my daughter, so I took the friend home by myself. My husband tells me it is not proper for me to take the friend home without my daughter since she is her friend she should escort the friend home with me. Is there an etiquette rule on this matter?
A: No, there is not an etiquette rule. It may have been fun for your daughter and her friend to be together, but there was no impropriety in your taking her yourself if your daughter was getting ready for bed. There are many concerns these days about children being with adults alone, so only from that perspective would this be something to consider.