Things have been a little less hectic around here, as my daughter has gotten herself a job. Of course like everything else she does, this job has its purpose. She wants to go to Japan this summer. She has done the math and estimated that if she doesnt spend any money from now until then, and keeps up her current routine (sacrificing workouts, martial arts, and sleep to make having a job and getting school stuff done work) she will be able to afford the trip. Her close friend would be with her, and I know that those two will take good care of eachother. Problem is I think they are both a little young for this, and I know the trouble they can get into here, I cant imagine what they could do in Japan. My daughter wants to visit the family of her former boyfriend, she feels like she must apologize and make amends to them for not being able to save their son. She also wants a tattoo done in the traditional Japanese style, kanji on her hip that reads "fall into ruin", to match the brand of "the villain" I guess.
I was allowed to travel to Germany, alone, when I was 15. Granted I didnt have my daughter's personality and I was there to visit family. I'm really torn on what to do. I asked my mother, and she said to let her go, while my father thinks its a bad idea to let just her and her friend go and has therefore offered to go with them. I appreciate her asking for my permission, rather than going about this her normal way and just doing what ever it is she wants. Let her go? No? Send my father along for the ride? Any opinions are appreciated.