I have to admit, I’m a little nervous. Tonight is my son’s first date. He had his clothes picked out and will soon begin to iron them. He’ll get a shower and spend 30 minutes on his hair. As for me….I’m still trying to decide what to wear!
I believe a boy’s first date should be memorable, perfect, and tasteful. So tonight, my son is taking me on his first date. He will open the door (as he always does), pay for dinner and a movie, order our food, and walk me to my door. I honestly have no idea what to wear tho. I have a ton of dresses, but I just can’t decide! I want him to know I tried for him. I dressed my best, fixed my hair, put on lipstick, wore my heels, and behaved like a lady. After all, if I don’t do this, how will he know what to expect?
I will place my napkin in my lap, let him open my door and pull out my chair, hold his hand as he walks me inside, let him order and pay. He will let me pick the movie and buy our snacks. We will drive home listening to our favorite music (Hollyn, right now). He will open my door and walk me inside. I will thank him for a wonderful evening and give him a hug and kiss on the cheek and tell him goodnight.
I’m not doing this because I need someone to take me out to eat or to the movies. I have a husband for that. I’m going on a date with my son because I want him to know how a lady is supposed to act and how he should treat her when he is allowed to go on a date. I want him to feel confident in his abilities to order food, pay for everything, ask her what she wants to do, and be okay with her choosing something he doesn’t necessarily want to watch or eat. He will know how to show respect and how to receive it. He will know that he deserves respect and kindness and should always return that to his date.
He is already a gentleman. I just want to see him shine tonight. I’m going to go mull thru my tons of dresses now. I’m sure I will update with some photos after tonight!