Boy Problems Aren't Just For High School Girls

Becky is officially a teenager in high school. I'm working through the stress of this the best I can, but some days are better than others.

She has been dating the same boy since early spring. They managed to stay together all through the summer, too. And they were an item when school started back this fall. At their ages I find this to be a long-term commitment and was quite proud of them for not being so frivolous as the two-day-on-again-off-again relationships most teen girls have.

Of course, I worry that they could get too involved with each other. I mean, sure. They spent the summer burning up the phone lines, and that's harmless. And they never actually went out, unless you count talking to each other on the phone while standing in their yards going out. But familiarity leads to more than contempt. It also leads to, well, familiarity. In a familiar sense of the word. One feels they know someone enough from talking on the phone that they can hold hands the next time they're together. In assembly. When the lights go off. And then maybe they'll kiss in a dark corner under the stair case. And then, my mind just goes numb with what could happen after that.

Actually, it goes numb at the holding hands part. Maybe even at the seeing each other in school part. Call me naive, but I'm not ready for this! Pass the chocolate.

But it's come to my knowledge that Becky and the boyfriend broke up recently. You'd think I'd be thrilled by this, wouldn't you? But you'd be wrong. I am, in fact, scared to death. Now I don't have one boy to worry about but an entire world of boys to worry about. And I don't think that my fears are unfounded. The boys football team called for Becky the other day. They were on a bus headed to a game, and called her. The football team. All of them. Together.

Better give me two chocolate bars. And an espresso.

20 comments:

the planet of janet said...

yikes. the entire team?

i have escaped the boyfriend situation with roo-girl so far, but ... um ... this IS in my future.

and as a cheerleader, she's already closer to football players than i like.

i'll join you in that chocolate now.

pb&j in a bowl said...

Take notes for all of us, 'k? I dread mine going through middle school, much less high school. You'll get through it- I promise.

Trannyhead said...

But my dear - you forgot all about the "Truth or Dare" and other make-out games!

*ducks objects thrown in my direction*

Michelle said...

Oh my. I'll send all my Halloween candy your way. Is that too late?

Seriously the whole team on the bus? And she's ummm got a few years before high school is over yet. Oh I'm so petrified of these years. Any chance I can send mine your way and close my eyes until it's over? ;)

Melissa said...

Oh my, I see a chasity belt in Becky's future!

Good luck, Mom!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I'm very scared for you. I think I'll definitely be knocking on your virtual door when Kassidy gets to high school. Makes me woozy just thinking about it!

SgtSudsWife said...

I am never going to be ready for when my girls get old enough for boys.UGH

The Sports Mama said...

If you can promise me that Becky will never...repeat, NEVER...become like one of those girls who launch themselves at my son regardless of the mom standing right next to him, I can promise that my son will NEVER allow the entire team to call her at the same time.

Deal?

Gina said...

My girl is five tomorrow and my husband is already hyperventilating over boys. I dread the teenage years - both because of my own worries and also because of him.

Aimee said...

All I can say is "convent," my friend.

Rob is researching them now for when the girls hit that age. I'll keep you posted on any nice ones ;)

Flea said...

Um. Um. As the mother of a teen girl, I volunteer to smack Tranny for you. :)

Tammy and Parker said...

But then there's the whole thing of is it better for the football team to call

or

nobody.

At. All.

I've been lucky so far. A pretty good balance. Dates for dances and Prom. Saturday nights.

But part of that could be Reed and his threat to any guys bringing any kind of emotional or physical harm to one of his girls.

He's a pretty big guy, lol.

ALF said...

The entire team called? That seems a little scary. What did they want? Now I am worried too and I don't even know the football team or Becky. I'll beat them up for you, if you want.

Andrea said...

Oh dear! I would have to have a lot of chocolate and something to drink!! I don't think I will ever be ready for that.

I will have my husband start cleaning his gun now!

Leanne said...

I have my girl here doing the same dance on my nerves. I'm done with the chocolate though, I am now into the red wine. Sigh.

Karen Deborah said...

stinkin!!! the whole team? lock her away for about 10 years shes way to cute,

Karen said...

I will send the See's Chocolate!!!

JennyH said...

Oh my!! That is scary!

Debbie Yost said...

Stop! You're scaring me!

Colleen said...

Holy Schnikes!

I will be sending some chocolate post haste!