Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another page from Paige....

My girl is a smart one for sure. When she got home from HER DATE the other night, I asked if they were "seeing each other" or "dating" or whatever it's being called these days. She said that they had talked about it earlier (when exactly, I'm not sure) and she told this young man that she felt they should hang out some before making any decisions such as dating. She thought that if they were comfortable hanging out, then maybe seeing each other would be an okay deal.

She came back an hour or so later after that to let me know that Young Man had called and asked if she felt comfortable while at the movies. She agreed that it was a nice evening and I guess now they are dating.

Monday morning as she walked out the door on her way to school, I made the comment, "Have a good day with your new boyfriend." Her reply? "I'm sure I shall." And she floated out the door. Ahhh....how sweet.

I've had a few people comment on Paige's age. Yes, she's 14. If you met her and talked with her, you'd swear up and down she's at LEAST 18. Bless her heart, she's being aged before her time. Sure, that's sweet on occasion now, but wait until she's 30 and wishing she looked 20 again. Time has a way of turning on you eventually. She's a good kid. A tad mouthy at times (she got it honest). I can depend on her. Which to me, says alot. I know she'll come through for me in a pinch if need be. I'm not her friend, but I am here for her. She knows this.

I'm not going to just let her have freedoms she has no business having. I'm not crazy, Internets. I'm going to keep a close motherly eye on her. The Man is probably going to investigate any boy who comes within a ten foot radius.

Now if I could just get her to clean her room...........

5 comments:

Get Off My Lawn! said...

She sounds way more mature than I was at that age. But I don't want to say too much else. I was once scolded so... but I will give her the same advice I give to my nieces.

Boys lie. Remember that.

Michelle said...

This girl was born 15 years her age...at this point maybe that's a good thing. Sounds like she is making good decisions (so far).

I need a picture...I'm finding myself too far away now! This is crazy...she just can't be dating!

OK Paige...we've had a talk and all that still goes!(That's just between the 2 of us and you can call me anytime you need me)

Kristi said...

Boyfriends! Man, I am so glad that I only have boys. It is such a fun time though. Love is in the air.

Monogram Queen said...

Oh boy I dread that starting with my girl, why cant' they stay babies forever?!!! Waahhh!!! I like the part where "you are not her friend but you are there for her and she knows it".
I agree 100%. We need to parent, not be their friends.

USS Retired said...

I swear I'm keeping Her Royal Highness locked away until she graduates high school ... better yet ... she can start dating AFTER she's married - LOL!! I never would have guessed that Paige is only 14 from the way you describe her, nor from her photographs. I'm positive she's pretty well grounded though and seems to be thinking clearly, in this particular situation, at least.