So you've been on a date with my son, and it went well. Now you want to go steady with him? Well, you'll have to answer a series of rigorous questions first.
Accompanying me while I buy groceriesA PG-13 movie on VHSWatching a slideshow of production shots from Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) starring Mickey Rooney, on Webster's Microsoft Surface (no audio)Watching Webster play a solo game of pick-up sticks
Webster loves pick-up sticks, and it's fun to watch him.
He needs supervision, because the sticks are sharp.
The bench outside the grocery storeTexas RoadhouseThe school library (FRONT SECTION ONLY)The craft fair at the YMCA (QUILT SECTION ONLY)
The craft fair is a practical, safe, and fun date setting.
But please stay within the quilt section. The last time we went to the craft fair Webster got lost in there for three days. I found him in the hand-spun yarn section, eating yarn, which I had to pay for.
I am present for the kissYou are both standingYou are in my house (but NOT in Webster's bedroom!)All of the above
Don't push it.
You will only be allowed to kiss my son if you are inside my house (Webster's room is OFF LIMITS!), you are both standing, and I am present for the kiss. Nothing less is acceptable. And no smooching! Just a peck.
IM him on our shared MSN messenger account and try to reason with himSurprise him with the Riding Habit and Hat set for his Felicity American Girl DollGraze his hand slightly with yours as you pass him in the hall at school. He'll know what it means.Let him eat all the raisins from your trail mix
Webster's been asking for that doll outfit for months.
He'd go out with you in an instant if you bought it for him. He may even let you play with Felicity. But please, don't touch her hair. We just finished detangling it.