Monday, January 08, 2007

Various Dates

Poo. I wanted to give blood today in memory of my dad because today would have been his birthday, but they don't want my contaminated blood since I have a bit of a cold.

In other news, ANOTHER 12 or 13 year old boy has asked #2 daughter on a date. He's an extremely nice kid and wrote her a very short, sweet letter, but I feel like buying her a shirt that says "I'm NINE!" I thought I wouldn't have to deal with this until she'd at least hit double digits. *sigh* I explained to her that she's too young to date and she was fine with that. She likes the boy, but doesn't want anything serious either (duh) and wrote a very nice letter back to him. I guess this is a good time to talk about girly stuff, though, like not giving your heart away too easily and all that.

24 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Nine? I think she's old enough to get married. You can't coddle these kids forever, you know...

Trundling Grunt said...

So what does serious look like, in a 9 year old romance? Do the propects from his paper round look good enough to supprt them both? Where would the bridal registry be?

Man, they're scary...

Toby said...

Nine isn't much to worry about. #2 seems to be thinking like she should be. 12 and 13 is the problem. Good luck Candace.

Egan said...

Man, it took me until I 19 to get my first date. I'm impressed.

polyergos said...

I hate 12-13 year old boys. So cocky these days.

Hey my new picture finally showed up!

polyergos said...

Oh... until I pressed publish? Where the heck is it?

Bugs said...

Chain her up ! Chain her up now quick ! In the dungeon you purpose-built just for this very reason !
Wait...you DID build the dungeon on the day of her birth didn't you ? The one with the fire breathing dragon,snarling Cerberus' and a cackling senile old woman with a broomstick ?
If not,don't panic...I'm available for daily cackling hire ;)

somewhere joe said...

When my grand-nieces started dating (in their teens, back in the Edwardian era five years ago), my nephew was so nervous that his wife suggested that the only solution was for him to move out, and come back when they got married.

ARM said...

Well, at least it was a 12/13 year old who asked her out and not a 17 or 18 year old. Think of it this way, when #2 daughter is 16, this boy will be 19 - not a bad age difference.

Isn't it weird that once a girl is a certain age, it's OK for a boy years older than her to date her? I've never understood that. I mean, we see 20 year old girls dating 40 year old men. That means when the guy was 20, the girl was probably not even born. How is this OK?

Candace said...

Poly - This guy is actually a very nice kid BUT I think even HE is too young to date, LOL! Where the heck IS your picture? I didn't take it. I swear. (hey that kinda works on two levels. . .)

Bugs - oh that we still lived in the house we had when she was born. A perfectly good dungeon gone ot waste. :-P I'm working on the new one and will be contacting you about that cackling thing. ^_^

Joe - That would probably save a lot of angst, LOL!

Amanda - True, and when she's 16 I'll probably let her date and I would GLADLY let her date this specific boy but NINE! Ackity ack ack ack!!

I'm usually the last one to worry about age diff as MuNKi outdates me by 8 yrs, but I have to say it does seem a little strange that 13 yo boys are interested in my 9 yo, LOL! Usually kids are way more elitist about age when they're that young.

cindra said...

This too shall pass...it's the novelty...then it will be something else...those $75 jeans or something.

But really, if it continues, put her in the closet.

Candace said...

Well, I dunno. I have a hunch they'll be chasing her until she's grown and married. And maybe still then, LOL! But at least she has her head on straight about it. I was hoping the novelty and flatterment (new word!) wouldn't turn her head.

Closet - good! Filing that one away.

Oh crap! Word game!!!! Hmmm, still not too late. . .

I've had the same word verif the last 3 times in a row: smenita.

Egan said...

Yep, no biggie. I know exactly what you mean. By the way, thanks for the email on you know what. I will fire one back to you.

polyergos said...

Please for the love of God, bring back my picture!!

polyergos said...

Good grief.

cindra said...

I had smenita four times in a row!

Sarah said...

THIS is the very reason why I was thrilled to have boys.

Candace said...

ACK! Not trying to ignore you first 4! I thought I replied! I think Blogger hates me.

Mr. Fab - Hmmm, maybe I should marry her off and have done with it. . .

TG - it IS scary. I'm not sure what serious looks like, really. Exclusivity maybe? Holding hands in public? I do remember that when the last one asked her out she was laughing when she told me and said, "It's not like he even has a CAR or anything!" ^_^

Toby - yep, I'm very lucky that she has her head on straight about this.

Egan - Heh. I went on 1 official date ever, LOL! We would have hung out in the same crowd, I bet. But our crowd had tons of geeky fun without much angst. ^_^

I'm glad the you know what about the you know which came through to you know where with extra you know why on top. ;)

Pete - It's a mystery. I tried to get over to your blog to see it there last night, but, as mentioned, Blogge hates me. Maybe it will work now. Apparently Blogger hates you, too. What did we do wrong? Maybe someone kindnapped you. Have you gotten any ransom emails for yourself from Blogger yet?


Cindra - did it hurt? ^_^

Sarah - Ah, but your boys are the ones who will be doing the asking eventually, so you're not getting off scott free either. (evil grin)

Gawpo said...

Sorry, Chall Tick, but I'm going to have to go with Fab on this one. My dad was 8 and my mom was 6 when they got together. In the Sicilian/Jewish cultures you can marry when your combined ages add up to double digits. Let the girl have her life. You are stifling her. But that older kid needs to study up on local statutes.

Gawpo said...

I like your new word, flatterment. It has a lot of truthiness.

~d said...

GET OUT!
(Cindra, I smenita like forever the other day...on MULTIPLE blog sites!)
Abt the 9yo.
YIKES!
I am concerned b/c thing 1 will be 7 in a few weeks and he has befriended Eddie Haskel. And I am NOT sure exactly HOW to handle this!
(smile!)

Diesel said...

I just want you to know that I would take your blood. In fact, I'll order a gallon of it right now if you have it on you.

Egan said...

You're the best Candace. Bonus points if you can decipher Tildé's comment.

More links please!

Candace said...

Gawpo - ah, but we are neither Sicilian nor Jewish (though we are nearly everything else), so it doesn't count.

I'm glad you see the truthiness in my flatterment. :)

~d - WAY! It's catching! Yeah, YIKES indeed. Uh oh! Eddie Haskell is NEVER up to anything good. I never saw Cleave it to Beaver and even *I* know that!

Diesel - dude, you The Man! I'm so glad to hear it. Do I mark it perishable AND biohazard? A gallon! Excellent! Between that and the flu I'll drop the last 5! (shades of The Devil Wears Prada, LOL!)

Egan - whaddya mean decipher? It's not in code, Dude!

I knew you needed more links so I'llbe giving some today. }:-> Didja love that naked Aborigine or what? I knew you would. He was just for you, my man! (I mean this in teh 70s slang way, not in the 90s or aughts way. . .maybe ^_^)