Until the recent re-discovery of the horrors that are preteen and teenage girls, I did secretly (or not so secretly) wish that I had a daughter. Not that all girls are awful, of course. There are many – including my nieces – that are very sweet. But even these sweet girls have encounters with the evil sort, so it’s impossible to escape.
I’ve witnessed a 3 girl “ignore” attack on a girl just this week. Nice. Real nice.
But I digress.
Last night, I went out to a very classy joint, The Homy Inn, with a friend and her husband. We met 5 couples there.
They had champagne on tap. Seriously, they did. This was very exciting to me, since one of my favorite drinks is a Black Velvet – Guinness & champagne. Ahhhh.
I really liked all the friends of my friend. Well, I didn’t much talk to the men, since they sat together at the other end of the large table. But the women? They were all smart and funny and sweet.
One was talking about her daughters. 12 and 14, I think. I had trouble staying on my chair I laughed so hard. But the highlight. The highlight by far was… drum roll please…
When her daughter wanted to start using tampons, this mom searched Youtube for HowTo videos. What, take the laptop into the bathroom??
And though Youtube didn’t have what she was looking for, the Tampax site had great instructions and a video. I went to check it out and I (who does not impress easily) was very impressed by the site and its sister site, BeingGirl. They’re really useful and fun.
There’s even locker space – free online space for girls. These are some great marketers. If you have a daughter, check it out.
But me? I’ll just enjoy the boys I have. And feel lucky.