Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm, what to do. This almost
dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.
HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!
Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher
"A hobby is the happy medium between
a passion and a monomania."
--Honor de Balzac