Maturation today for my 12 year old daughter.
Never mind how concerned I was when she said that Nurse Nan and Princess Patty Period were doing the lecture.
Of course I went.
Sounded a bit like an inappropriate college film to me.
However, upon arriving to attend my daughter handed me a folded sheet of paper. "Mom, if you think about asking any questions, or making any comments, check this sheet first for what is okay to say."
Okay, I thought, I am glad she is thinking....
A few minutes into the program I unfolded the sheet....here is what I found....
[yes, this is a true TODAY story]
'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?