How long has it been? We are pretty free range but my son (also nine) usually checks in once he has plan in place. So if I send him outside and he hears our (far away) neighbor he will yell in that he is heading to H's house. Or he might might yell in that he going to hang out on the front porch or take his scooter behind the barn. So if I sent him outside to play and didn't hear from him for an hour I would start a *minor* freak and call around.
6/16/11 at 3:51pm