I'm a single mother and very overdue for a grown-up vacation. Some of my girlfriends are planning a trip to Vegas for the weekend. Would it be inappropiat to leave my 17 year old teenage daughter alone for the weekend. She is very mature and will be turning 18 in 3 months=she's aleady been accepted to the Universty of her choice for the upcoming fall school year. I am RN and have left her home alone for the occasional overnight shifts at the hospital(only 10 minutes away). Our neighborhood is very safe and she has alot of common sense. She doesn't drive or party and based on her personality and maturity I think that she would be fine. Does anyone have any experience with this or advice for me. We have a close family friend only a few minutes away who would be able to check in on her. She doesn't want to go to grandma's house and would look forward to the opportunity to use laze around, read, and not fight with me for the computer.
All advice welcome,
Concerned in Michigan