Comments: Bright Lights and Girls

Three words.

Motion Sensitive Spotlight.

Works great on my driveway.

Posted by The Thomas at May 5, 2009 08:48 PM

When you have teenagers who think they're madly in love and will be together with their soulmates forever, don't you just want to shake them and scream NO!!! It's only a passing phase! Sooner or later you'll have your heart broken over nothing! Don't even think of tattooing her name to your backside! Go listen to the song Paradise By The Dashboard Light!

I know, teenagers need to learn how to deal with broken hearts and move on, that it's part of the growing process. But the mindset of today's teens scare me. Rather than realize there is a tomorrow and a future, too many teens make stupid decisions without thinking through the consequences. A few, after a breakup, have gotten so low as to kill themselves, before they could understand that life goes on and so could they. I guess it's up to us as parents to not let them push us out completely to the point where we can't be there for them when they need us, whether they think they do or not.

Posted by diamond dave at May 5, 2009 11:25 PM

The Thomas- YES! That's the answer!

DD- LOL! There is just so much drama.

Posted by Bou at May 6, 2009 06:07 AM

I think I sent you that pic I found of my 12 yo making out with her boyfriend on myspace. Sigh. I just wanna be a mom before I'm a grandma.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at May 6, 2009 06:47 AM

Oddly enough it may be better, if he does get his heart broken, that it happens at this age. Once he gets older he'll keep things more to himself and you won't be able to help as much.

OTOH she may never make him "boy of the week" just because he lives next door and she sees him so frequently. This in itself may cause him severe angst of the "she likes all those other guys why not me" variety.

There is no winning with this stuff, it just is. Your sons seem to have their heads screwed on pretty straight, so while I know it's very painful to watch, (been there), there is ultimately nothing you can do about it except be there for him.

I like the sensor light though ROFLMAO. Excellent suggestion.

Posted by Teresa at May 6, 2009 12:58 PM

Eh, what you will really need is a spotlight that comes on when the motion pretty near stops.

Posted by Peter at May 7, 2009 01:27 AM