My kid accepted a dollar in the bathroom from some man we don't really know as a prize for beating the man's friend in chess. (Both men are well over 50.) Emperor does not seem to understand why accepting money in the bathroom is not OK. He doesn't see why this is a dangerous situation. He doesn't understand why I flipped out about it and said it just looks doggone weird.
I don't know that the man was really attempting anything odd; he seems like the type who can't stop talking for an hour even if someone bet him $100... so it's hardly surprising to me that he would strike up a conversation with Emperor in the bathroom. Or strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He is *probably* harmless enough...
But this incident has freaked me out. D has instituted a "Mom will go with you and stand outside the door, and you will do what you have to do and get out, no chatting or accepting anything" rule for bathroom breaks that occur outside the house.
Anybody else out there think their child "knew better" than to do something and then, wow... you realize he didn't really know it? That's what I'm going through tonight.