In High School I had one “girl friend”, and another girl who I liked and I know liked me. But once you established a relationship with a girl you pretty much stuck with the relationship until either someone did something to break the trust, or you graduated.
My son is a Senior is High School, and just left here with probably his sixth “new” “girl friend” in the last two years. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad my son is popular with the girls, but I just don’t understand the shift in relationship dynamics. I imagine the fact that teenagers today don’t consider oral sex to be sex might have something to do with how easily they seem to move in and out of relationships. No, I don’t think Derek is sexually active, and yes I know he might be, and yes, I know he wants to be. I can’t impress any more upon him how important it is not to screw his life up at this stage – so now I can only sit back and rely on his common sense and his upbringing.
But the young lady my son went out with today is stunningly cute – beautiful even – and has her own car, and a license, and picked him up. And she was very polite, and of course she loved our dog Yoshi (who doesn’t!)
I hate to admit it but I will have a double-standard when it comes to my daughter dating. I know it may not be right, but it will be enforced. I just can’t help it. It just feels like the right thing to do.