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Proud Dad Moment. Son starts dating.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by exmediahack, May 8, 2016.

  1. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Curious if anyone else ever got to see that coming of age moment with a child.

    Earlier this week, our son got his braces off. I drove him from the ortho to school and he was smiling like I haven't seen in more than a year.

    What are you going to do?

    Eighth-grade son replies: "I'm going to ask out so-and-so to see Captain America on Saturday."

    So-and-so is probably the prettiest girl in the whole damn middle school.

    She said yes.

    Not a bad first date of his life.

    Kid has been glowing all weekend. Got back last night around 10:30 as part of a double-date. Driving now to his baseball games and he's just so happy.

    I love the guts he had in asking for what he wanted.
  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Could he tell you if he liked the movie? Lol. Well done, lil ex!
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  3. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    He scraped together $27 and I gave him an extra $40 along with a money clip with advice not to be cheap.

    Then I added the $40 is a one-time thing. Not for every date. He smiled and left a few minutes later.

    When I was his age, I was an outcast and very socially awkward. I've wanted nothing more than our children to not experience the feelings of isolation and awkwardness that I did. :)
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I was never an outcast but always struggled to go after the girl I wanted. Think it hurt that I didn't have a dad to push me, so you should be very proud. (Dad died when I was 14)
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Keep him the hell away from DaughterQuant.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  7. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Congrats but you need to stop looking at those middle school girls. :)
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  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    It's funny, but I do sort of "check out" the young ladies my son (finishing up his freshman year in college) finds himself around. Not in any sort of lecherous way, but in a sort of "Wow, if I were your age that's who I'd be drawn to" way. I share absolutely none of these thoughts with him, of course. Sons gonna do what sons gonna do.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    When I was, I think, a sophomore in high school I dated a girl for a few months. One day my dad was at one of our track meets and noticed the girl and I seemed to be avoiding each other and I seemed generally pissed off.

    So he asks and I tell him we broke up. His response was don't worry about it and then listed off five girls I should ask out he thought were hotter.
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  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

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  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Got any daughters, exmedia? Just curious.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That's the other side of this discussion, how we feel when our daughters start dating. Not exactly the same feeling.
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