My Kid#2 is all grown up. He went on his very first date today. Sigh!!!!!!
He’s gone out earlier – but always in a group. Today was the first time he took a girl out for the evening. People say Awwwwww
He was nervous. His coffee date was at 5 pm and he was ready by three ( jeans and a nice summery shirt, Nike sneakers, mobile phone with blue tooth, Ipod, PSP – I dont know why all of his gizmos but those were his accessories) and he got his car washed twice, cleaned up all the car from the inside and even bought flowers (yellow roses).
DIL was active participant. It did my heart good to see major advise being asked and being dispensed. It also took all effort on my part to not crack up at the proceedings. I have a corny sense of humour you see, and I can not reconcile the image of a tiny baby still fresh in my mind with this grown up boy young man taking a girl he finds special out for a date.
Kid#2 : Bhabhi do I look okay
DIL : Change your socks, and show me your nails
Kid#2 : Okay
Editors Note : I am awed, he would have killed me if I had suggested anything like that. He quickly ran to his room and I gave DIL a thumbs up while she signalled a V with her hand
DIL : Okay remember, dont talk too much. Listen to her.
Kid#2 : I dunno, girls keep on talking all the time
DIL : Yes, and you have to listen, if you want any more dates with her
Kid#2 : We are going to Barrista ……
DIL : Bad idea. Take her to Costa Coffee. Barrista is cheap.
Kid#2 : Ewwwww (Probably seeing this week’s pocket money flying away)
DIL : You want another date?
Kid#2 : Okay Okay! What do I order?
DIL : (Smiling) You dont, ask her to order.
Kid#2 : Mommmmm, give me next week’s pocket money in advance.
Me : On one condition – you will tell me every single thing that happened when you return.
Kid#2 : No way! You’re joking
Me : Evil Smile
DIL : Mommmmm, that is unfair. You are evil
Me : Evil Smile
Both of them glare at me. I surrender and hand over next week’s pocket money.
Bye, little one. Have a wonderful evening ……
Sigh! They grow up so fast!