Still, if Mrs McGill was working, Stacey would know what time to expect her home. And if she arrived home unexpectedly, she could just as easily have "surprised" Stacey and Robert in the bedroom. In fact, they'd be less likely to hear Mrs McGill arrive home if they were locked away in the bedroom and therefore wouldn't be able to make themselves "decent" before she came inside ;D
Giving your teenage kids the privilege of allowing opposite sex visitors to enter the house at ALL unsupervised needs to be done with the knowledge that "indecent" activities might occur if the couple is that way inclined. A half-assed "stick to the kitchen/living room" rule isn't likely to achieve much.
Knowing the BSC, however, Stacey would've had enough respect for her mum to not "get up to no good" in the family home.
Well, Maureen McGill knew her daughter was responsible and was NOT, NOT despite what some stereotypers believe, about to jump into the sack with Robert or ANY guy.
Let's not forget that Stoneybrook is a progressive area, not a backwards, repressive one.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if the BSC knew about birth control and how to avoid an unwanted pregancy.
Stacey in Graduation Day- "You don't have to be married to have a baby"
I was shocked when I read that! In a BSC book!
The examples I can think of are all extremely mild, but remember - this IS the BSC!
Why would you be 'shocked'?
They were graduating from EIGHTH grade...not kindergarten...in a PROGRESSIVE, LIBERAL New England town less than an hour away from New York City...not in a tiny, backwards-thinking little town in the south.
So, of course the wise BSC girls knew a few parents who had never married.
I certainly was never 'shocked' at the mention of non-marital birth.
Wake up, it's not the repressive 1950s anymore where birth and sexual matters were kept like some 'dirty' dark 'secret' from those under eighteen.