Let me tell you what that new "friend" of Paige's said.
Paige asked me yesterday if her new friend could come over and hang out for a little while. He and his family are heading out of town for Thanksgiving and they wanted to spend a little time together before he left. Not a problem. I got to speak with his mother when she dropped him off and he was still ever so polite to both The Man and I.
During the course of the evening, a new wife and friend arrived here from TEXAS. She's a new wife and unlearned in the ways of military life. Her husband was on his way from Connecticut to meet her here. Neighbor Debbie and I have been talking her through the things they need to do. Basically lending a helping hand and helping them find their way. She arrived around 6:30 and her husband wasn't going to arrive on base until sometime around midnight. She came over to my house to meet The Man and my family while she anxiously awaited his arrival. We were over on Paige's side of the house so she could meet them and we ended up chatting there a few minutes. In her eyes, Neighbor Debbie and I are edging towards old. Because we're over 30 and all that. She's sweet as can be and so eager to learn.
While we were all standing there talking, I noticed a portrait of myself I had laying to the side. It's a painted portrait done when I was 19 years old...same age as this new bride. I held it up and said..."See! I used to be gorgeous!" Everyone laughed and I noticed that C. (Paige's friend) had his back to us glancing at the television. I said..."C.!!! Look at this picture!! Wasn't I just gorgeous!?!"
He replied, "You still are."
I said, "I like this boy."
The Man said, "Get out."
Talk about smooth!!!! I was almost, but not quite, left speechless. Right brassy of him to say that...but cool. Nothing like making Mama think she's still got it.
We're gonna be keeping a close eye on that one.
EDITED: Paige has added a picture of her and the new gentleman caller on her blog!
*I have pictures I need to share, but I thought you'd like to hear what kind of boy my girl is dating. I'll be sharing them soon!