Sarah wants to go trick or treating unsupervised with her friends this year. I think back on when I went out unsupervised. An older brother driving (I just googled him and found out he died. That’s sad.), a realtor’s child getting us into an empty house, alcohol and lots of flirting with older boys. Then I think about Sarah. Straight A’s, student council and just a truly great person. The problem is that no matter how much I trust her, I know that the betrayal of that trust is right around the corner and when she does make that first step towards asserting her independence, I don’t want it to be something dangerous.