It only took one boy coming to the door for me to realize that I have nothing to worry about.My youngest daughters ages 8 and 10 have taken on the roll of making the rules and are happy to share them with any young man who comes knocking.
My oldest daughters have officially entered into the dating age.
I have dreaded this time, but knew that sooner or later it was coming.
I have had more than 20 years to hone my mothering, debating, teaching and stalking skills all while experiencing the pleasure and pain of being a big sister.
After much persistence, little brother and I have entered the world of being Facebook friends.
But because she followed her rules, if she were to break them, she was would be punished accordingly by the number treat she loves so dearly. Yes, if Anna broke her own rules, she would be denied chocolate for a month.
It was strange, and a bit of an eye opener when she realized why she set some very hard rules on herself.
I have given them all kinds of advice and a long list of my expectations and rules regarding them dating.
I have often joked with them that any boy who takes them out is going to have to sign a contract understanding the rules before they take the first step out of the door.
I actually never considered the possibility that, one day, my brother would bring home a significant other.
The more I stalked his Facebook, the more I realized this was more than a possibility. Manners can get you everywhere in this world, especially with parents.
Dear Potential Girlfriend, First, you need to know that even as 6-year-old, I took my role as a “big sister” seriously.