Wednesday, May 5, 2010

She's Only 12-and-a-half...

     I have this "friend" who happens to have a daughter in 7th grade, just like me. Her daughter is going out with a boy (and, by "going out," we mean they only text each other and have an understanding of only dancing with each other at the few school dances each year.)

     All year long my "friend" has wondered if her daughter and this boy would ever move from exclusive texting to first base. Not hoping, just wondering.
     Any plan for it to happen at the Valentine dance was squashed when the boyfriend came down ill the week before. Not wanting to see her daughter home from school sick like the boyfriend was, my "friend" suggested to her daughter that she keep a healthy distance from the boy.
     No moves were made at the next dance, thanks to some very close chaperoning by my "friend's" friends.
     So it came down the final dance of the year. The daughter looked fresh, innocent and so happy to bop about the dance floor to the Black Eyed Peas. The boy seemed to be a bit pale. Their friends hoped this would be their night to move into new territory, making lip-to-lip contact for the very first time.
     The daughter was nervous. The boy was irritated. Neither of them knew exactly how to handle the pressure as their friends continued to push the two into lip-locking. And then the boy spoke up:
     "Knock it off, guys," he told the posse, "We're only in 7th grade, we're not going to do that!"
     Upon hearing of this, my "friend" was most relieved.
     And hopeful that next year they all remember they are only in 8th...


Leah Rubin said...

Hooray! --and it's certainly worth hoping for!

Sassy Britches said...

"Hope springs eternal..."

In other words, "Yeeeaaaah, good luck with that."


Diane J. said...

So that boy knew that adults were listening and waiting to report back to the girls mom, right? As a mother of all boys, I can say for certain that it took a lot of courage for that boy to say that as he is probably getting ribbed for it every day now. Smart young man.

Anonymous said...

Keeping it real, I love it!!