My Teen’s First Date

by Migdalia Rivera

My sons are 1st generation Latinos. They were born here. I wasn’t. As you can imagine, this has caused some conflict, particularly with dating.

When my oldest was 10, I told him he would not be allowed to date until he was 16 and he never forgot. The day he turned sixteen was HUGE. It was the year he could drive and date. He made sure to remind me too!

I’m sure you can imagine how I felt. Both of those scenarios ran through my head, at the same time that I wanted to run out of the room! It reminded me of the Mastercard commercial:

Driver’s License: $100
First Date: $75
Look of fear on Mom’s Face: Priceless!

I’m sure it was a kodak moment because he started laughing right there!

Thankfully both didn’t occur at the same time. Even better his 1st date was with a young girl who’s Mom was more protective than me! She asked to speak with me, wanted to meet her and reminded me that was her only daughter. I LIKED her!

So where did they go on their 1st date? To my neice’s Sweet Sixteen. And I bet you’ll never guess who was driving!


Yup, it was a kodak moment. :)

Teens 1st Date_6-2011

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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