Friday, September 5, 2008
I received this email recently from an avid fan. I decided to respond on the blog. Perhaps you can also provide some advice
My name is Julie and I am 16 years old. I read your blog every single day and think that you are very very smart and cool. I need some advice about my problem. I have no one I can ask.
I want to get married to my boyfriend but my parents hate him. They think that just because he is 10 years older than me, he is a bad person. But he is really not. He is way cool. We are madly in love and want to spend the rest of our lives together. I want to have lots of kids and be a stay at home mommy. I don't see any point of finishing high school. My boyfriend loves this idea and wants to get married at Christmas. So exciting!
The problem is that my parents hate him and have forbidden me to see him. They want me to finish high school and then maybe even go to college. I don't want to hurt my parents but I love my boyfriend. How can I convince my parents that he is cool?
Can I call you SW instead of Scriber's Web? Scriber's Web is too hard to type.
An Avid Reader!
Dear Avid Reader,
First of all, it perplexes me that out all the blogs in the world, you would chose mine. There are so many good ones out there. The fact that you'd rather seek my advice rather than Dear Margo tells me that you have a problem. You are trusting the wrong people. Never ever ask a blogger for advice about real issues. They will simply turn the question into a humor column. You'll just be fodder! And asking a blogger who posts photos, silly stories, and has a blog entry that says "Today I ate éclair's" is simply stupid. Now that we have established that, let's move along.
For God's sake! You are only 16. It is a tad too early for ever afters. You may think you are a grown up but you are just a child.
Your parents seem too nice. If you were my daughter, I would be chasing your boyfriend with a BB Gun. Or something bigger.
Listen to your parents. Your boyfriend sounds like a creep. He has no business dating or proposing to a 16 year old girl. If he really loved you, he would wait for you. I bet your parents told you that already.
Don't quit school. Education is the best gift you can give yourself. You must be able to support yourself financially. You never know when you will have to.
Your parents are too nice. Forbidding you to see him is not good enough. I would lock you up in a room. And chase the boyfriend with a gun and maybe cattle prod.
Lastly, Do not call me SW. Call me Ms. Scribers... Ms. Scriber's Web.
Ha! I totally made this whole thing up. The "avid reader" should have been your first clue!