Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Seven Rules for Dating My Son



Read these from an article by Phil Callaway on thrivingfamily.com and something tells me I will probably feel this way when the time comes. Don't even get Stephen started on when Madeline will start dating, he's still praying she becomes a nun.



Rule One: If you would like to talk with my son, please do so in the church foyer. Bring your Bible.
Rule Two: If you call my house to talk with my son, your conversation may be monitored by a customer service representative.
Rule Three: The following locations and activities are acceptable for your date:
Rule Four: My son cannot use my minivan to drive you to a mall. He has a bicycle. You may ride on the handlebars. 
Rule Five: Please do not touch my son. Do not lean against him unless you are falling over and are in danger of plunging from a cliff. Do not even pull lint from his ear. He can do this himself.
Rule Six: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for girls your age to wear Fergie-style "shirts" that do not reach their low-slung pants. My wife and I want to be fair and open-minded about this, so you are free to show up in such attire. My wife will affix it properly to your body with a glue gun.
Rule Seven: Above all else, remember that we've been praying for this boy since God gave him breath, and we will continue to. When he chooses a godly girl, we will be overwhelmed with joy. Until then, we'll pray that you'll chase Jesus first and watch everything else fall into place.

2 comments:

Esther G. said...

I love this!

noreen said...

Hi Spence, I'm visiting from Esther's blog A Catholic Mom in Hawaii and she is recommending your blog to visit from the Pay it Forward meme. Your seven rules for dating my son are hilarious with character formation values woven within. I too, will cringe at the thought of my 11 year old son dating and what type of girl he will bring home to meet us... I am praying for a Godly girl too!

Your family photos are delightful! You've been blessed with a beautiful family and pooch! God Bless!