Let’s give out a whoop and a holler because Max went on his first date a couple weeks ago. It took a little bit of prodding. That is scary to ask someone out on a date! Especially if you are calling them in front of your friend and your parents who won’t let you leave the house until you call and ask. Ha! Max had been wanting to ask someone out since he turned 16 in June (we wait to date until we’re 16). But summer was crazy and the one time he got the guts to ask someone she was out of town. So Dave and I joked around with Max and his friend that it was time. They needed to pick up the phone and call some girls, voice to voice. They both wanted to, but again, there’s the scary factor. I was so proud of Max when he just finally picked up the phone and confidently asked a cute girl to go mini golfing with him. His friend followed suit and they were set for their double date the next night. I just think it’s so important for kids to have that experience. I think in our day and age kids just text each other and don’t have the opportunity to talk in person, even on the phone like we did in the “olden days.” Dave and I want Max to learn how to be a gentleman, open doors for girls, talk to their parents, all that jazz. Call us old fashioned, but I think it’s becoming a lost art and it’s important to learn how to communicate and what kind of girl/guy you relate to most. Dating is what helps you choose a future spouse. And you sure as heck better choose a good one! How can you do that if you don’t have a lot of experience dating lots of different kinds of people? So they went. Here’s my “little” buddy taking off. His darling date knew I’d want a picture so she texted me this: Is that sweet or what? The girls were dying to see how it went when he got home. So we let them stay up late to hear all about it. Have I mentioned how much I love having teenagers?