Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sweet 16

For my 16th birthday my mom had my cake say: Sweet 16 and Never Been Kissed.  LOL  She's so funny. ;)  Anyway, I was reminded of that this weekend watching my daughter, her good friend, and a BOY hang out together for three days straight.  Oy.

Now, my daughter is only 8, so I hopefully have a long time before I have to worry about her kissing boys, but watching her this weekend I discovered that when the time comes I will be ready for it.

We went camping in Niobrara this weekend with two other families.  We had Braden (going into 1st), Morgan and Gavin (going into 2nd), Lauren, Josie, and Ethan (going into 3rd), and Cameron, Cole and Nolan who are 5th or 6th graders.  Lots of boys, and two lovely girls. 

Lauren, Josie, and Ethan were inseparable!  They went everywhere together!  They even formed a little club, where apparently the purpose of the club was to talk about things happening in their lives.  Sounds a little like therapy to me, but whatever.  They rode bikes, played in the sand, and just hung out.  It was cute.  The funniest part of it was that to us adults it was like watching a little love triangle.  Ethan and his girls.  LOL  But to them, they were just hanging out and having fun! 

One night when Josie, Lauren and I were huddled in the storm shelter (ugh), I got a chance to listen to them discussing boys.  Fortunately they still think boys are yucky and disgusting.  Even when I brought up Ethan, the decision was made that while they enjoyed hanging out with him and thought he was fun, he was still a disgusting boy.  LOL  That made my night.

Right now I have Lauren's trust and she talks to me about things.  I really hope this continues as she gets older.  I know that at some point she's not going to find boys nearly as disgusting as she does now.  And when that time comes I think that she might be ok talking to me about it.

Jason says that we're going to have to put her in a box with a hole in it until she turns 16.  And once she is 16 we will plug the hole. 

LOL.....dads.  :-)
From left to right: Ethan, Nolan, Lauren, Josie, Cole, Cameron, Morgan, Braden, Gavin

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