wrong trousers wrote:
My ideal is to find another kid or two who are about her age so they can discuss Bman together or possibly decide to hang out or whatever. But I know, agreeing to meet on the playa is usually a ridiculous notion & never happens, ha!
So you two could meet some teens pre-playa and once on-playa, leave it up to her to find them again. My 16y.o. boy will be going for the second time this year. You could potentially come to some of our camp prep days, let her meet him (and some girl-teens who may be going *next* year but who really, really want to go *this* year.) Working on a project together is sometimes the nicest way to meet folks.
I have a (probably silly) fear that she'll get bored of all the grown ups like she does at home sometimes & wish she had some girl her age to go squeal about things with, but then again, most people ACT like kids on the playa & the whole experience will be so cool that maybe she'll be just fine & dandy? What do you think? Do any of you that have brought teens feel it's important for them to have others around, even sporadically, that are their own age? Am I overanalyzing?
Are you bringing your 13/14/15 yr old teen girl & want to let our kids email each other?? That'd be cool.
Yeah, you're probably over-analyzing and over-stressing. The world is made up of teens of all ages. One of my favorite people is 40-something, but acts giddy as a 13 year old on-playa.
My boy's first year (15yo), there were no (as in NO) other teens in the 70-person camp we joined. Not across the street. Not down the street. He was it - and had a wonderful time. He got himself adopted onto an art car as doorman and toured BRC in style, meeting all sorts of folks. He ended up knowing more folks in camp than *I* did! ...and he got all sorts of respect for being who he is.
This year, he's helping start a camp, helping create an art car and, well, playing lots of computer games. (laughs) He is a teen, after all.
It'll be all good. ...but if you want to meet a playa-bound teen pre-playa, you're welcome at our camp prep days!