The Dating Game


My oldest daughter, who is 17, has had “boyfriends” before but they never go out on dates. At least not what I consider a real date. They usually just hang out around my house and watch television or hang out at the park or the mall.

Well last Wednesday my daughter came home from school all excited. I knew something was up because school is never exciting! She was asked out on a real date! They planned to go to the movies after school on that Friday. She was nice enough to double-check with me if she could go which I had no problem with. I really appreciated the fact that she asked me first.

The boy who asked her out on a date has his own car. It’s an old black Trans Am. I am a little jealous of his car! My daughter has gotten a ride home from school a couple of times with him so I felt alright with him driving her around.

The afternoon of the big date I went about my normal business and I didn’t really think much about my oldest daughter being out. I have raised her well and whatever choices she makes are hers to make and she knows I am here if she ever needs me. My husband on the other hand was having a bit of a fit and he kept worrying about her. I half expected him to be waiting for them on the door step when they got home.

My youngest daughter beat him to the door step! My oldest daughter and her date pulled up in front of our house and there was my little one sitting there waiting for them! The boy got out of his car and walked over to my oldest daughter and gave her a …hug!

I thought my oldest daughter was going to kill her little sister! If looks could kill my little one would definitely be 10 feet under!

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  1. I think that is the cutest thing ever that K waited for her to walk in the door. Very cute. This lets you know however much they fight, they really do love each other.

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    • The little one was teasing her all weekend about how she ruined the moment for them. I kept asking her “Hey what the heck do you know about MOMENTS? You are only 10 1/2 you shouldn’t know anything about moments!”

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  2. LOL little sisters!!!
    Dating!? IDK how I will deal with that! I am having a hard time with the amount of maturing he is doing right now and he’ll only be 10! I may need you in 6-7 years for some advice! 🙂
    Sooooo…how did the date go!? Does she know you blog about her??? LOL

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    • The date went good and it killed her but she waited until he called her. It was funny every time the phone rang she was all panicky at the thought that we might TALK to him!
      My family does not know about this blog. This is my little escape from them! I do have a “family” blog and each of my girls have access to post on that one. If they ever find this one, so be it. I don’t have anything to hide!

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  3. joz1234

     /  March 3, 2010

    Ah, I now know why I have more than one child! I was an only, so I never got disrupted at the door by anyone, luckily. I can see how this could certainly work to your advantage.

    You didn’t mention how your hubby held up…I assume the boy is still walking? 🙂 Aren’t men funny about their baby girls?

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  4. Ha ha ha ha ha ha this story nearly put me 10 feet under, your little girl is your eyes now.

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  5. moodswing mabel

     /  March 5, 2010

    This is sweet! First REAL date. What a special time. Little scary for the parents, but such an exciting time for your daughter! Did she have fun?

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    • She had a blast. He took her out again this past Friday on a Surprise Date after school. He wouldn’t tell her where they were going and since he doesn’t have a job he has to be creative. They went to a Driving Range and hit golf balls, then hit a drive-thru and got dinner and they went to a park to eat. He had her home by 7pm.

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  6. Ha! Your youngest sounds like my little sister. Seems like every time I was with a date my little sister was around.

    I hope your oldest daughter had fun on her date and I would like to see this Trans Am sometime!! 😀

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  7. She asked if it was OK to go and he had her back by 7pm. You’re a miracle worker, lol! I’m glad she had a good time. My oldest is turning 14 soon – oh no! What do I do? Is Rapunzel’s tower vacant?

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  8. Ha! You gotta love that little sister. My oldest is 16, now of dating age, and I told my huband when I was that age my then-boyfriend mother assigned his youngest sister to be with us 24/7.

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  9. You ALWAYS have sound advice for your kids! 🙂 I do not have to worry about dating…yet. Hope all is well! 🙂

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  10. Tasneem R

     /  March 10, 2010

    Oh my goodness ! But what a lovely boy he must be !

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