Curfew for 14 year old?
I am fourteen years old, a Freshman in High School and like to consider myself fairly responsible. I'm in all top classes and am an A student. (Occasionally B in harder subjects.)
After a recent misunderstanding on where my father was to pick me up after a night at a Film Festival, in which I ended up meeting up with my dad at 11 PM, he got very angry saying "14 year olds shouldn't be out at 11".
This is sad for me, because I would have loved to go to the closing for the Film Festival which is on a Sunday. (Incidentally, this is the Boston Palestine Film Festival.) However, because it begins at 7:30, I doubt that it will be possible.
I hang out with very responsible friends, and if they're older they're mostly from Speech Team, aka. the most legit team in our WHOLE school, I mean, seriously.
I live around 15 minute from Boston in a safe suburb, but I mostly hang out at Harvard Sq., which is about 45 minutes to an hour away from my house including walking from the T.
Although my parents are pretty liberal when it comes to staying at friends' houses late, they somehow do not like staying out past 6 PM. This Saturday I was at the Museum of Fine Arts until 7:30, and they were iffy about that too! However, I REALLY want to go to this Film Festival, especially as someone very interested in Palestinian culture and politics. However, I haven't told my parents the nature of this Film Festival because they always disapprove of anything too "political".
Anyways. I would like to reach a compromise of, at least a 10 PM curfew with my parents, especially if I don't spend my time outside. At this rate, I am considering trying the tactic of having my parents drop me off early near a friend's house, claim to hang out with them but instead take the T out to the Film Festival, then visit my friend's house and ask my parents to pick me up, claiming I was there the whole time. However, I really WOULD not want to resort to that. Negotiation would be much preferable.
I believe that 11 is a reasonable curfew for a 14 year old.
Am I delusional?