|Apr 12 2011|
As if life isn't hard enough what with the pain, the fatique, and the sleep problems, my 17 year old daughter just informed me that she had unprotected sex this last weekend. It was her first time, she was not on the pill, and it was with a casual friend. He even has a girlfriend. How am I supposed to handle this? I tried to be cool. I didn't yell or scream. I didn't ground her until she is 50. I didn't knock her upside the head (which was my real reaction inside.) I talked to her. I told her I still loved her. She asked if I was mad and I told her that I wasn't happy or doing cartwheels or anything. I said she was a teenager and they are not know for making smart choices sometimes. I said that I was disappointed in her choice, and that I was worried about the road she is choosing to go down. (She had just told me she was smoking a couple of weeks ago.)
Don't get me wrong. I am very happy that she feels she can come to me when she has problems. I want her to trust me and I want to be able to trust her, but I want her to be good and not have to worry every time she leaves the house.
Did I do right? I hope so. I don't want her to think that all of this is ok with me, but I don't want her to be afraid to confide in me! I just keep thinking "What next?".
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