Sunday, February 26, 2012

Okay, I did it....

Several years ago, I told my daughter that she could double-date or go on group dates when she turned 15 and that she could actually date at 16. Up until now, that hasn't been a problem. Pickings are a bit slim at her school, so the dating scenario hasn't been an issue.

Until today.

Make that last night when she informed me that "the boy" had asked her to go to a movie with him. My first reaction was to say, "no." Just like that. But then I remembered what I had told her several years ago. When she was about 13 and asking questions about when she could date. And I realized, a bit stunned, that she is 16, and that I really didn't have a reason to say no.

So, her dad and I said yes.

And she went on her first "official" date.

When she came home, she came into the room where I was working and told me a little bit about her date. As she walked out, I actually thought I detected a whiff of ...

doll plastic, in fact

and my eyes fell on this little Madeleine.

I picked her up and sniffed her hair and remembered when tiny little hands held on to her and played with her.


Who knew it would happen so fast?


miruspeg said...

Roban how lovely that she wanted to share a little bit about her date with you.
You have a delightful daughter.
Peggy xxxx

McMGrad89 said...

Awww. That's sweet. Caitlin is going to be 15. She has yet expressed a desire to date which is fine by me. We will cross that bridge when we come to it.

Candace said...

We are planning on letting Laurel date when she is 16 too. It seems so far away but I know before I can blink she'll be putting her dolls away and going on dates. Tear!

Relyn said...

So quickly, but she'll always be your baby. And, my own mother assures me that each stage is better and better and better. I believe she's right.