Jumper asked me to take a walk with her a few nights ago so we walked the dogs together. In her typical, mature way, she told me that she has been talking to a boy from a small town about 45 minutes away for about a month. She has seen him at a few of her softball games...he was watching and one of her teammates knew him and introduced them and they hit it off. This is the first boy she has ever acted like she LIKE likes. She told me they have already talked about sex and she told him "it's not going to happen." He is a seventeen year old (going to be a senior) Christian young man who is very close to his family...they own a large dairy farm in which he helps out a lot and the one picture she showed me of him, he has his arm around his mother. He is also an "A" student and an athlete. Jumper doesn't lie, so I believe her about this boy. Even though he's a little older than I like, I'm going to let her go out with him after hub and I meet him tomorrow. After he gets off of his part-time job, he is coming to our house to meet us and I told Jumper that hub and I are going to tell him to bring her home by 12 (they are thinking of a movie and dinner afterward). Does that seem too late? I told her that after 12, they could come back and sit in the yard, maybe toast marshmallows and talk, but she has to be on our property by 12. Since my first daughter was a difficult child and used to sneak out her window at night (so "curfew" was not an issue...keeping her home was) I'm not sure when nice kids are expected to come home from a date with a decent boy. Jumper is fifteen and she's going to be a sophomore. I trust her implicitly. Thoughts for those who have teens (or just feedback?) We live in a very small town too so he is going to drive her on the date...she is already driving with a lot of her friends.