In the mornings before work, I usually wake up with a cup of coffee and a little internet-surfing. It’s a good time to check my email, facebook, and give a quick glance at the news to make sure the world hasn’t ended while I was asleep (I don’t like watching an entire news program; it doesn’t hold my interest long enough). Yesterday, this is what I saw on my newsfeed:
My oldest daughter is 14, and apparently she’s having a summer romance with a boy she’ll be attending high school with in the fall. They’ve only been out together three times: not dates, but group get-togethers. I’m more than a little freaked out for several reasons (Momma mode is kicking in, lol), but it does rather make me nostalgic for the old days when a boy would call on the phone and ask a simple question: “Will you go with me?” Meaning, will you be my girlfriend or something along those lines.
I guess facebook is this generation’s version of that.
Meanwhile, Garden Guy and I have been out on several dates now. He took me fishing and I caught a small bream that he then used for bait. We’ve gone to dinner a few times. We had one amazing night playing old-school video games at his place. Ninja Gaiden, Kung Fu and Track and Field, not to mention Super Mario Bros 3. (I got to see his garden, too. It was spectacular 😀 ).
I haven’t been out with anyone else since he and I went bowling, though. No one else has really interested me that much, and I was getting annoyed with the constant bombardment of messages from guys who clearly just wanted a hookup. So I’ve hidden my profile for now. Garden Guy and I haven’t had any sort of talk, but he’s not seeing anyone else either, so I guess we’re dating exclusively by default.
I’m okay with that. I don’t think I’m quite ready to go public with it on facebook, especially since we haven’t had any sort of conversation about that sort of thing yet, and there’s no rush. We’re having fun. 🙂