I really need help, he's 17 and I'm 15. Please help. Older girls, mommies what did you do when you were in my shoes? He's my first real relationship so I'm like super lost.
By hollywoodundead from Akron, OH
I am older, a mommy, and a gramma. I am 45. I have dated, married, divorced, dated, and married again. During the days between my marriages, the one guy I dated, we parted as friends. I can tell you, after about ten years, still, I just found out he kept all the gifts that I handmade him. A book, with memories we had made and plans for future ones to be written. A gift basket (a brown candle, a movie (Chocolat) and his favorite candies) was thrown together rather cheaply when I found the movie on sale and knew he wanted to see it. That along with micro popcorn and a couple cans of soda made a great gift and a great "stay in" date.
Another great idea is, if you can sew, get his mom to give you several of his old school themed tshirts (like homecoming, club shirts, etc.) and you can cut them into squares where you can see the design completely and sew them, even if you only have six, it will work. You sew them together, then back them with some cheap material, then you can even use ribbon or bias tape to edge it with. It makes a great lap blanket for ballgames. How nice it would be for you to be the one sitting under his blanket that you made for him while you watch him star in the games.
:) Just a few ideas. Good Luck.
I'm 55, but I remember being 15 and 'going steady' with a boy. Because my crochet skills weren't all that back then, I got a talented friend to make him a crochet scarf and face warmer in his team colours. He was still wearing it years later, made me feel very good. So if you crochet, knit, or have some other talent, a nice go-along gift would be something you made, or commissioned someone to make for him.
@ThirftyVicki-I was single for over ten years after my 18 year long marriage broke up in 1998. I remarried and moved to Scotland in January 2011-to a guy I met on a current events discussion message board forum. LOL, happens when you least expect it!
Well, I am not going to suggest much in the way of a gift but I am going to give you some relationship advice. (I am a grandmother who is currently single). Enjoy and accept gracefully and happily gifts he gives you and things he does for you, because this one of the main ways that men give to their women. Most don't run around saying "I love you" and doing or saying romantic things frequently. As for a gift, maybe a matching car mug or something else with the sports team logo. One other thing on the gift giving thing to a man, you don't have to match what he gives you penny for penny, in fact, he should probably give you more than what you give him.
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