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As we were driving home from soccer today {and dance, and track…}, I asked the twins how they liked soccer. Ashton then asked me how Averie was while she was waiting. I replied that she was good, because she thought their coaches were cute {these boys must have been 15, tops}.

Ash: She thinks EVERY boy is cute.

Me: Yeah, I know. :(

Ash: When can she have a boyfriend so she can just get OVER this already?

Groan.

My answer? NEVER!

If you are a Mom to girls {or boys}, at what age did you let them “date” or have a boyfriend? Do you talk to your kids about this kind of stuff, or just sort of “let it be”?

We are pretty open about it and my daughter talks freely about all the boys she has crushes on, who her friends are “dating”, and all of that. I know I didn’t ever speak of such things to my parents when I was her age, I would have died of embarrassment! I’m curious to see what you all have to say on the topic!

  • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

    Lock her up and throw away the key! HA!

    Only sorta kidding. I think middle school is the age when everyone started having boyfriends. We didn’t ‘date’ per se, but we hung out and did the couples skate at the skating rink, and danced together at school dances. But that was the extent of it. So I guess 11-12 ish. 

    • http://www.onecrazymomandherlife.blogspot.com Kristin__OneCrazyMamaof4

      this is kind of what I have in my mind as well… my hubs… not so much lol

  • http://thesassymama.blogspot.com Heather

    Good luck. She’s already a knockout, I say keep the gun in plain sight to potential dates!!

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea. But you figure it out so I know when mine get there. K? Thanks. ;)

  • Alicejane33

    I think it is awesome that she talks so freely with you. Good job momma! I can hardly stand to think of my girls having boyfriends! Ahhh!! Let me know what you figure out. I’m going to need LOTS of advice!

  • http://www.onecrazymomandherlife.blogspot.com Kristin__OneCrazyMamaof4

    As the mom of 3 girls my husband and I have talked about this long and hard (already and they are only 7 and 5) and I am a lot more lax on the ‘age’ than my husband…. (I say 14 w/groups etc he says 30)…. but I think the biggest part you have to consider is maturity… plain and simple. Right now my 7 year old is just ‘one of the guys’ (thank god)… one of my 5 year olds thinks boys are ‘nasty” but sadly the other 5 year old will tell everyone in the world about her ‘boyfriend’ etc.

    But all in all it all comes down to what is ‘right’ for your family… and I will totally be taking notes as YOU deal with this :)

    Kristin