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I wanted to share a discussion I had with my 17-year-old son Josh a few days ago. He's got a girlfriend, who share remain nameless in this blog. I'm in the very early stages of navigating this new position of being the boyfriend's mom, and have already made my share of blunders. So mum is the word.
Anyway, hopefully she won't read this. But Josh called me over to the computer the other day to show me a necklace he'd like to buy for her. It was a lovely silver heart with some small diamonds in it. I commented on how beautiful it was, and how I was positive any girl would like it.
But later when we were alone, and after I had reflected on the idea of a diamond necklace, I asked Josh how long he had been dating this young lady. He told me two months. Now remember, this is new territory for me, so I'm still learned what I should and shouldn't say. But I couldn't seem to keep my opinion inside me. So I said, "Josh, I think two months is a little early to be giving a girl diamonds."
"Mom," he replied. In that tone of voice that implies that he knows so much more than me, and is way ahead of me in this thinking. "Those aren't really diamonds."
Fake diamonds? You can't give a girl fake diamonds!
By now my son was thoroughly confused. and asked me the question that stumped me, "Why not?"
Why not? hmmm. Why not? You just can't. That's why. Let me think about it. hmmm. You just can't.
This is why men can't understand women. There aren't always neat little answers to the simple questions they ask. The sooner my son learns that the better.
So now my son is stumped and so am I. Am I wrong? I think I'm right about the "no diamonds at 2 months thing" but I'm wondering about the fake diamonds thing.
If you have any wise words for this mom-of-the-boyfriend, I'd love to hear them.
Hope you have a less confusing day than I've had!