hi!!! So, if you guys remember last week I posted how easy child's boyfriend's dad is an alcoholic. She actually told me. So, I had to make some decisions due to the fact her boyfriend's mom and dad invited her to a boating event, yes boating in the winter....... LOL strange in 20 degree weather. Anyhow, I had told her no to going to his house and no to going on the outting. She ofcourse flipped out, I ofcourse ran for cover in the bathroom and lit my candles to stay calm lol. I'm happy to say she has adjusted just like that, poof. Someone here said to me maybe she told you because she wanted limitations, very insightful because I believe that is why she told me also now. She went right back to being ok with me, didn't fight for the outting, didn't and hasn't fought to go to his house, nothing. totally shocking for her. easy child is very head strong and defiant and strong willed. hmmm where oh where does she get that from?? Anyhow, so she comes home last night i'm sitting talking to her and i see these strange things on her neck. Yup hickies on her neck, ofcourse covered with foundation ewww! So, we talked I said why oh why do you have hickies on your neck? hmm like i had to ask? She said well it's kinda like the drinking thing, I just wanted to try it!! I almost laughed because the answer threw me for a loop. Anyhow we have had tons of talks about sex, protection, etc all that fun stuff. They aren't doing that yet, but hickies?? So, I was upset with her boyfriend to be honest. I am very friendly to him, he has met boyfriend and well as easy child's dad, my ex. He is also very comfortable with me. So, I told easy child it's disrespectful of him, first of all, and you shouldn't be coming home with that on your neck. obviously i know you two are seeing eachother, kissing, etc. yet no need for that. So, at the xmas tree lighting tonight this boy with whom just turned 16 approached me and said I just wanted to apologize for what I did and I promise you that will never happen again, I love her and I totally respect you and what I did was disrespectful. I dont' even know what to make of that? I seem shocked by the maturity he displays on several occassions he's kinda like a "man/boy" LOL, only word I can think of. He's polite, very funny, very outgoing, adores her, is always nice to difficult child. I think it just scares me that I have a daugther old enough to have a thing on her neck. Also old enough to have a boyfriend who can handle approaching a parent and apologizing for it. Wow.