|My daughter in the basement getting her 'rock star' on (this picture makes me laugh, she's using her little brother's mini kit instead of the full-sized drum set that's also down there).|
My daughter is 13. My second oldest son is 19.
We live in the country, so there's not a lot of kids to play with, not like when I grew up and you could just walk outside and take your pick. There is, however, a boy in the home across the street, who used to come over semi-regularly and visit with my son (who is now on his own and living out of state). The boy is 16.
I've always liked the young man. He's always just fit right in at our place. But, somehow along the way, he developed a crush on my daughter. Did I mention she's 13 and he's 16?!?!?.
Luckily, my daughter has a kid she's liked forever as her 'boyfriend' and though they've been 'dating' since the end of summer (you know, the boy with the blue hair), they've never even kissed, in spite of their friends saying, "you should kiss her, you should kiss him, blah blah blah." Stupid friends. ;)
|The boy w/blue hair, before he had blue hair, and my daughter, who doesn't really have red hair. ;)|
Anyway...my daughter, wonderful girl that she is, told me something that bothered me. This boy, the neighbor, whom I have always liked (and still do) asked my daughter, "Would you ever sneak out of the house at night?"
WHAT?!??!? Five alarm bells, no wait, fifty alarm bells!!! He asked what?!?!?!
But I said nothing, waiting for the story to continue.
"I told him, no way, I'd be too scared because I know I'd get caught," (insert mom breathing a HUGE sigh of relief). I would have preferred her to say something like, "Of course not, why would I? It's not safe. And besides that, you're 16 and I'm still in middle school, hullllo!" but never mind that, she did good enough!
But to quote one of my daughter's favorite sayings, "Really?!?!"
So today, a big shout out, huge props, and a million I love you's to my daughter who was smart enough to come and tell her mom. Dumb boys (no offense if any 'boys/men' are reading...unless you like my daughter too).