This girl here? She got asked out by a classmate, who made his request via a friend. Her reply?
"No. If he wants to ask me out, tell him to ask me himself."
My heart soared to hear this news. This girl has self-esteem. This girl raised the bar for this boy, and he met the challenge. This is Kendall's first "relationship" with a boy, because she is level-headed and has never thought it necessary to have a boyfriend. Smart Girl knew they were more trouble than they were worth in grade school and middle school, certainly. (Let's hope the same doesn't hold true with high school and that they are worth it.)
I'm not really worried. I said she has a good head on her shoulders, and she does. Now we only have to worry about him.
Just kidding. S is apparently a very nice, shy young man who gets good grades and is a dedicated athlete (with no driver's license and no cellphone.)
I'm not worried.
Mr.4444, on the other hand....He's been telling Kendall since she could walk that any boy wanting to date her will have to face quite a grilling upon first entering our house. He's made this pronouncement several times in the past few years, and Kendall is pretty sure he's serious. Mr.4444 called home from a business trip this week and asked her,
"What time is S coming over for his interview this weekend?"
"Daaaad, come on. You're kidding, right?"
"Of course I'm not kidding, Kendall. I'm as serious as a heart attack! Now, what time is he coming over?"
Kendall told me there is no way she's inviting S to come over; she's too worried about Mr.4444 embarrassing her.
I say, "Works for me!"