Join Date: May 2002
Location: like Siberia, but with better restaurants
Yeah, the social host laws scare me.
I would be perfectly happy to let my kid host her friends at our house on NYE but not if I knew they intended to drink and would not respect my rules about that. For a non-drinking party I'd be happy to provide them with snacks and pop and a bottle of sparkling apple cider to open at midnight and they could game and watch movies and hang out.
My older daughter is 15, FYI, so not a huge amount younger than your son. Possibly the underage drinking laws in Canada are less strict, though.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.