I'm interested in what the general consensus is regarding your kids' friends in your house.
My DH, while a wonderful person, has trouble trusting people. He pretty much distrusts people until getting to know them enough to deem them trustworthy. I'm sort of the opposite, in that I trust people until they give me a reason not to.
Anyway, our 16yo DS made some new friends at Driver's Ed this week, and mentioned something last night about having them over later this week. This would be at a time of day when neither I nor DH will be home. DH told DS that he is not allowed to have people over if we don't know them and we aren't home. DH is a collector of all things geek....comic books, original artwork from comic book artists, graphic novels, statues and action figures, etc. He has a paranoia of being robbed, in general, and feels that strange kids in our house might be tempted to take his stuff.
I understand how he feels, and I don't argue with him about it....but I'm just curious....which one of us is the weirdo? Am I too easy-going about things, or is he too neurotic? Just to clarify, both kids do have friends over when we're not home. It's just that we've known all of their friends for years and years. It's been about 3.5 years since either of them have made a "new" friend that would visit our home. They've been homeschooled, so nearly all of their close friends are the children of fellow homeschoolers (who I know well) or the children of DH's friends from before we met (we've been together six years). They have friends from camp and conferences, but those people don't live nearby and wouldn't be likely to visit. They're mostly Facebook friends.