There was a Halloween dance at the middle school a couple of weeks ago.
I am working on letting my oldest be a little more independent.
So before I agreed to let him go I had a talk with him and laid down three rules:
1) Being aware of who was around him & stay with the group.
2) Call me when he was ready to come home or when ONLY two of his buddies were still there.
3) Under no circumstances was he allowed go anywhere alone with any girls.
The first rule is an obvious one, it was a costume party and it is easy to get separated in a crowed place. The second rule relates to the first rule again I felt safer with him in a group of his buddies then with just one or two. They seem to do fewer ridicules/dangerous things with group of four or more, at least at this age. The last rule is for no other reason then a rumor I heard years ago about a girl getting pregnant in one of the middle schools blaming a classmate and having it not be his at all. Fast forward.
I will say that I had NO IDEA who Justin Bieber was until a friends daughter started going on and on about him a year ago. That’s pretty much all I knew about him until pictures of him and Selena Gomez “The Wizards of Waverly Place” girl started popping up in my news feed. I didn’t think much of it just another Disney Teen Romance, Right? Suddenly with Bieber’s new headlines, I have a teachable moment. A couple of them all rolled into one and so the conversation with my son began.
Me: Come here I want to show you something. (Pointing to some pictures of Gomez and Bieber)
Thing1: Moooom that gross you know I don’t like them. (Rolling his eyes)
Me: I know; but look at these pictures of them; they are all over the Internet they are never going to go away.
Thing1: I know, I know. Electronic footprint (mumbles) blah blah blah (starts to walk away)
Me: wait, there is more.
I showed him an article from a newspaper that reported that a police investigation was being launched into the allegations that he fathered a child back stage in a bathroom after on of his concerts.
I pointed to the age of the girl and what age Justin was at the time.
Thing1: So, He’s already a dad. Wow, that’s going to make things awkward. (His word of choice these days)
Me: Is he the father of her baby?
Thing1: That’s what it said.
Me: No, It says that this woman claims he is the father of her baby, not that it has been proven to be true. It’s only what this person is saying.
Thing1: So I Guess he should have stayed with the group, point taken annnnnd good night.
Justin Bieber & Baby Momma Drama, Thank you for proving my point.