But she really threw me for a loop the other day. It was an Wednesday afternoon and as we are coming home from school she casually says “Did I tell you Jonathan and I are dating. We’re going to the homecoming dance this Friday.” I was calm and collect as I told her firmly “OVER MY DEAD BODY”! This child is 14 years old!
I finally calmed down and realized our only real problem was with vocabulary. We used to call it ‘going together’ to which my mother would always ask, “Where are you going?” So although they are ‘dating’ I took her to the game, she paid her way in (he is in the band), she bought her own ticket to the dance and I picked her up from the dance. Okay, that kind of date I can deal with. When I asked her “How was the dance?” her only comment was my feet hurt. So I may be okay for the near future.
But I look at her and I know it won’t be long. I know she is mine but she is really so very beautiful, such a perfect figure. She has the figure that I always wanted. And now strangely enough all the clothes she likes are retro, just what I liked in the 70’s! I am spending way too much on her clothes and I know that is the reason!
I am trying to hang on folks – she will be 15 in October. But don’t worry about me I should be able to breathe again in about 10 years.