There is a 17 year old guy who just has it bad for my kid sis. He will find any excuse to come over and just ask her a question. The stuff he does is sometimes embarrassing. I just want to take him under my arm and say, “Little guy, please, stop. it’s too painful to watch”
My 17 year old kid sis thinks he’s very sweet but in need some confidence. My kid sis is a lifeguard and has a deep rooted compulsion to rescue everyone she sees. Everyone gets rescued, wether they want it or not. (I’ve come to see this as training from the job.)
So she has taken this poor young lad under her wing to teach him about girls. Because in her mind… who better to teach one about girls, then a girl.
This young lad has put up with all this silliness and “coaching” purely because he gets to spend time with her when she does this. But now, last night she set him up on a date with one of her “pretty” friends. Yes the friend is very pretty, but she’s a girl who loves her facebook and the shopping mall.
This “pretty” girl is no were near the independent, book loving, surfer girl that my sis is. So now the poor lad is confused and hurt and doesn’t understand why my sis is trying to get rid of him.
My sis can’t for the life of her understand why someone wouldn’t love to be on a date with a girl who could be a model. (thought she doesn’t read, or have any interest other then shopping)
Doesn’t even begin to cross my sister’s mind that the guy isn’t just looking for a date… he’s looking for a date with her.
I guess I’m putting up this small event as a way to say… be patient and kind to yourselves my friends.
Communication is a very tricky biz for all us humans…