My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.Last week she said, “Did I tell you that Allie broke up with Carter Smith?I am curious about all the other parents of teenagers, soon-to-be-teens, survived-the-teen-years think?
Although having a weekly date may seem like a no-brainer, many couples’ good intentions quickly get put off to some future time, when life is not so busy or there’s more money.
Pretty soon the kids are grown and couples find they’ve grown apart. It doesn’t have to always be on the same night, but it’s helpful to pencil in one night each week on your calendars; you can always change the night if a conflict comes up.
At this age they are still very much under your control, supervision and guidance.
In a few years they will be in high school and you will not be privy to much of the inner workings of their social lives.
Later that week we were grocery shopping again– I swear I live there at the grocery store– and when he saw the flowers he asked if he could buy a bouquet.