by Terri Libenson
It's happening. Cue the ominous "Jaws" music. Amy. Is. Dating. Sure, there are the standard jokes about the teenage girl's dad interrogating the date and polishing his shotgun. But what about the mom? This is her baby, too, after all. Well, if you're anything like Jill, first you'll make it all about YOU. Date_Dork_c Date_Happy_c Then, suddenly, it'll hit you. She's growing up. And dating legitimately. And maybe even engaging in, um... (fingers in ears) LALALALALA! (Dads: This is when you should stop reading.) Date_Thinking_c Luckily, the mother's pragmatic instincts usually kick in around this time. And in the best of situations, you're saved from a painfully embarrassing conversation...for both of you. Date_interrupt_c As pragmatic as you are, though, that won't stop you from staying up late, worrying. Or texting your daughter every ten minutes. Or being a general pain in the a**. But that's okay, you're a mom. In this case, you have an excuse for your stalkerish protective tendencies. And maybe someday, with enough therapy, she'll forgive you. Good luck, Mom.

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