Am I Ready For This?
My son is at the age where girls are at least interesting. Last week he told me about a girl he likes in class. He can not ask her about because his friend is dating her but he likes her. The other night he told me about another girl. He is however too shy to ask her out.
It kind of breaks my heart a little to see insecurity around women. I spent way too many years being unable to get up the courage to be rejected. So I told the kid the truth. Everyone asks a lot of girls out and gets shot down a bunch of time. However when that special girl finally says yes it makes it well worth it.
I tried to relate it to baseball. I told him if you do not swing you can not hit a home run. If you do not ask girls out you can not have the great feeling of one saying yes and having a good time going out and being in love. I wish someone told me this. Peace.