I don't think I am going to have any problems with consent and for that reason I don't even know if I will give a form to the parents. The kids are 16 and do whatever they want to begin with. I will definitely tell my informants to tell their parents- if they want to, considering they don't talk to their parents that much anyway, but if the parents want more information I will absolutely provide them with a run down.
Yesterday I walked into my brother's room and the gang was hanging out. I just said a quick hello and asked them if they were ready for the "fun" to begin... Then I realized I sounded like an old fart and tried to sound a little more cool. I can't believe how time is going by so quick. Twenty one is extremely young and I am aware of this but I have a feeling that studying 16 year olds, especially ones who were similar to my friends at that age, is going to really let me know those years are done! ha! I am already imagining myself being a teacher in a few years, standing in front of a classroom making a joke referring to popular culture of the 1980s, the blank stares I am going to receive is really going to age me...
Speaking of which I was doing a little preparation the other day. I went back to my old town where I grew up and visited some of the old places I used to hang out. I listened to cds that I used to adore. AND I even chatted with a few old friends from back in the day. I am just trying to rev up some old feelings of rebellion and teenage angst so I don't feel so removed from my brother and his friends. I think it's working and it's making me also analyze how my life is going presently- which is pretty well :D
That's all for now.