I was discussing "girlfriends" with my teenager the other day.
He's 14. He's had one "girlfriend" (if you can count one week of no contact, no talking, no nothin', as having a "girlfriend").
Here's our conversation:
Me: "Do you have a girlfriend?"
Me: "Well, good. And, I'm gonna give you a piece of advice."
He: "What's that?"
Me: "Stay away from 14 year old girls. They're crazy."
He: *shaking head, chuckling*
Me: "I'M SERIOUS!! They are! I know you'll never believe me, but I used to be a 14 year old girl once. And trust me...14 year old girls are crazy. Just stay away from them."
He: *laughing* "Okay! But, what will you tell Belle when she's 14? That 14 year old boys are crazy?"
Me: "Oh, no. Nope. Not at all. I'll tell her; 'Belle, leave the boys alone. You don't realize it yet, but you're crazy right now. It'll pass, and pretty soon, you'll be normal again. So, just leave the boys alone.'"
He: *really laughing*
Belle: "What mom?"
Me: "Nothing hon. I'll tell you when you're 14."