Off the Record
10 going on 1613/02/2008 17:00:34
I was on FLY FM one morning. Phat Fabes and Ben got me in and asked me a question, live on air.
“It’s Valentine’s Day soon,” Phat Fabes asked. “If your daughter was 16 and wanted to go on a date, what would you do?”
What I said next, I couldn’t believe.
“Well I wouldn’t allow it,” I said, before I could stop myself. “My mother only allowed me to go on dates in my 20s so there’s no way I will allow her to go on a date before she’s 18”.
I was a little horrified with what I said. I sounded so much like….like…like an old traditional-type father person.
I went out of the studio feeling weird. My daughter’s only turning 11 this year. I have never thought about what I would do if she wants to go out on a date when she’s 16. Or even earlier.
Do I stop her? Do I only allow her to certain places? What would my mother say?
Anyone out there can give me some advice?