I have posted this on a few message boards as well, however I just wanted to get as many opinions as possible from as many people. To make a long story short, got 3 children, and the oldest (middle teens) and I recently saw a documentary crime program that did re-enactments where captives were bound and gagged. Since that my son has been asking to tie me up. Of course I said no, but he has brought it up a few times since. He is a good kid, gets good grades, has friends, is going to get a job soon, etc. Is this normal? I overheard him, in a rather playful way, threaten to tie up my daughter because she took something of his. When I confronted him later about that he again asked if he could tie me up. He said he could get the clothesline from the basement and he wanted to see if I could get free. He even took out the dish towel and said he could put it in my mouth. I didn't think anything of it, but I'd like opinions and advice. Has this happened to anyone?