tonight at dinner, my (nearly) 13yo daughter asked me a VERY big question.
"Mom, why aren’t I allowed to date?"
seems she likes a boy in middle school, and he likes her, she used to like him, then got over it, now she likes him again. Every adult in school knows he likes her, its really that bad.
Since she is willing to talk to me about it, I M willing to keep talking to her, and she has agreed to let him eat frenchfries with me (just casually) so I can talk to him.
she is very clear about what “DATING” means in her circles, and I was able to come back with the arguments about even that level of "committment"
I am SO proud of her, and she freely admits she almost choked when she brough the conversation up.
this is a level of honesty I was hoping for with my kids, my teen is not this honorable, but I M so proud of this daughter