Thursday, December 13, 2007

My Son Has a Girlfriend!

First my daughter... now my son! Girlfriends and boyfriends! What's next? Why can't they just hang out in groups, play sports or do schoolwork? Why do they have to date? What's the matter with them??

A few months ago, I reported about my son building himself a new computer. As a young boy, he had spent a fair amount of time playing on basketball teams, soccer teams and baseball teams but over the past eight years or so, he has spent practically 100% of his time at home on his computers and video games. By the end of the summer, he would return to school without a suntan as all he would do during the months of July and August was play games such as World of Warcraft, Halo 2 plus a multitude of other games. Now that he built a new computer, I was sure that this would signal the continuance of this lifestyle... alas! I was wrong!

Now that he has himself a girlfriend, I hardly see him at home. On the weekends, I sometimes never see him once as he works about 16 hours and spends the rest of his time hanging around with his little "chickypoo" (I hope he never reads this!) I just can't figure out why he wouldn't rather spend time with his old man!

When I was his age ... Hmmm... Okay, now I remember! Shoot! Why did I have to do that? All kidding aside, I am glad that he has found himself a girlfriend and chosen well. All to often teenagers choose the wrong friends and pay dearly for that but I am fortunate that he and his sister have always (well almost always!) wisely chosen who to spend time with. She is a well mannered young lady who has strong convictions in life and is very respectful and approachable. As a vegan, she also is very careful as to what she eats. This should be quite interesting since my son is the pickiest eater I have ever know as all he appears to like is Pizza!

We are happy for the both of them and so I guess you can say that his mother and I like her.

14 comments:

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

What?!? No lengthy background checks and no interrogation in a dark room? You guys are way TOO good and TOO cool. Still I suppose anybody that can drag a kid from spending all his time on computer games is one of the good guys (or rather gals).

doggybloggy said...

wow little milestones (or should I say big ones) ........

Monika said...

LOL -that's life. I like the cartoon.

Janice Thomson said...

LOL - oh the joys of parenting. You must be doing something right because you actually admit to liking the new girlfriend choice.

geewits said...

All I have to offer here is my sympathy that you have teenagers. I'm SO glad my daughter is 23. The teenage years were hideous! (And ironically, I just commented on Ian's blog that I thought vegans were weird.)

abbagirl74 said...

Okay, so you thought back to when you were that age. So did I. Now you need to go have a talk with your son right away! LOL... don't you miss being that age? It was so fun and exciting. Constant butterflies in your stomach.

Alok said...

there is so much pride in this bantering Dave ... "old man" is now perhaps really old :)

Alok

PS: sorry couldnt drop by earlier ...

Proxima Blue said...

Whether it becomes a long lasting relationship or not we'll never know, but dating opportunities allow us to learn a lot about other people and ourselves. It is good.

-P

Dave said...

Good Day LGS! Well, I might just put her through a lie detector! I wonder if that will achieve any positive results! LOL

Hi Doggybloggy! Nice to meet you! To him, it is "no big deal" to me, the ol' man... Well.. That's a differnt story! :-)

Hi Monika! You are right... That's life alright. :-)

Hi Janice! Well, I have always been fortunate to have children with good judgment. Then again... Hmmmm :-)

Hi Geewits! ... and I always thought that a Vegan was an alien race on Star Trek! :-)

Hi Abbagirl! It's amazing how lenient I am after thinking about how I was "back then!"

Hi Alok! Nice to meet you! I may not be all that old but then again... according to my kids... I'm old!

Hi Proxima! I have to admit that I have learned alot about myself and others over my dating years. Hopefully my kids will learn alot about themselves as well.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I hope your son grows to like vegan pizza.

You (and your kids) are very lucky indeed that you approve their choices. It isn't always that easy.

HeiressChild said...

i think it's a good thing when you like you children's girl/boy-friends.

Cheryl said...

You are lucky indeed to like both kid's choices. I like mine a lot, just wish they didn't start so young. I'm starting to think this might really last, and mine is only 14. Too young!

Dave said...

Hi Heartinsanfransisco! My son..Vegan pizza!! Not on your life... He is a straight peperoni kind of guy! LOL

Hi Heiresschild! Well, I like my son's girlfriend... Now for my daughter's boyfriend.. I'll have to write about him sometime ;-)

Hi Cheryl! Well, my daughter didn't waste any time... She started early as well. My son is 17 so he seemed to take his time.. fortunately! :-)

David Kim said...

It sounds like you have two wonderful kids so you don't have much to worry about.

I commend you on being a great dad in these tough times. There's a lot to worry about these days.