Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Buying a Big Bat

I want to preface this by saying, I’ve always told my boys they cannot date until they’re sixteen. So yesterday, I’m in the car with my boys and my fourteen year old makes a phone call to his friend. He gets his friend’s sister. Here’s how it went down:

“Hey, who is this. Oh hi, A. Yeah he’s here.” Son 1 turns to son 2 and says “It’s your ex. She wants to talk to you.”

“Ex?” I choke. Apparently things go on at school that I have no clue about. Not only did son 2 have a girlfriend who is now in the past, but he has a new girlfriend. Son 2 who turned 12 today. So he has this relationship that takes place 100% at school. There aren’t phone calls. I’m home with them all of their before and after school hours. Yet he managed to sneak this by me at a school that doesn’t allow more public displays of affection than perhaps hand-holding or the really quick random hug.

My 12 year old…and this was the son I didn’t think I’d need to be concerned about when it comes to girls. Not for a while anyway.

All right, then.

Today, I get a call from him, he wants to go to the school dance. The student council (which he is a member of as his class rep) is decorating and then will get in for free. Okay. Hunky dory. I ask what he’s going to wear. “The shirt my girlfriend got me.”

Wait wait wait! What?

I let him go to the dance. The SUPERVISED dance. When I picked him up, a harem of girls meet him halfway across the parking lot and start hugging all over him. And he hugged them back. And I need a really big valium.


Bronwyn's Blog said...

I also feel the need for a really big valium...he's twelve for God's sake!!!

I love that picture of him, btw - it's one of my very favorites!

Molly Daniels said...

I felt the same way when I realized my 3rd grader knew several SENIOR GIRLS and they all thought he was adorable!

And then it was revealed there were mock marriages taking place on the playground, and my son was the 'preacher'. His own 'marriage' to another 3rd grader 'wasn't working out', so he 'got back at her' by hanging around the seniors! Ahhhh youth...and now mom's got gray hair!

sterlingwriter said...

I am not surprised. At all.
Welcome to parenthood, Version 4.13

Anny Cook said...

I'm sorry. I had to laugh. And yet it's sad that they're all growing up so quickly, isn't it?

My granddaughter is eleven. There are girls in her class who are taking part in oral sex. Actually, they're likely doing other stuff, too.

When to have "the talk"? When they're eight or nine, maybe. Childhood is getting shorter and shorter.

barbara huffert said...

Oh my, I'm so dumb I thought only moms of girls needed bats. I think I'll stick to my fur babies and leave the human kids to you guys.

Ashley Ladd said...

My 4 still at home don't appear to be interested, in dating. Howevever the oldest snuck a girlfriend by me when we were in the middle of buying our house and living in a hotel. Since it was teensy, he stayed with my friend. He and his girlfriend (now my daughter in law) were pretty much a done deal by the time we got into our house. He was 17, so not a baby, but still, too hot and heavy for my comfort. Hugs. Keep an eye out.

Jennifer Armintrout said...

Awww, I think that's cute. I remember those days of at school boyfriends and girlfriends. Of course it takes place only at school... they can't really go anywhere else, LOL.