I'm wondering if anything good comes out of middle schoolers hanging out at a mall on a Friday night?? Tonight, my husband is gone and my oldest is field marshalling a soccer tournament. My youngest son and I went to the mall to check out a new toy store. At 6:30, there were already 6th graders that I knew literally running around, both boys and girls. In the hour that we were there, I saw a group get kicked of the massage chairs in a Brookstone type place, some hanging out in that Lovesac bean bag store, a small flock of 4 or 5 smoking by the entrance to the movie theater, several playing on the escalator, and two kids making out along side of a Pepsi machine in one of the lesser used entrances to the mall. I know far worse goes on at the mall than what I saw. What do you all think? Should parents allow their kids to hang out there? I don't allow my son. He doesn't ask any more either.