The P’s and Q’s of Stepdad 101


The joys of being a stepparent projecting principles for prom on post pubescent people is problematic.

Wow. I think I just P’ed a little.

My stepson went to prom last night.

Just our luck, it is his weekend to stay at his Dad’s. So we didn’t have the opportunity to stay up and hound him about his night when he got home.

Luckily, I am hip to the technology of today and realize that teens would much rather text than actually have to talk to the adults in their lives…or anyone else for that matter.

Pre prom, we talked to him about being a gentleman, tipping after dinner, and making it a night to remember for both of them…but more for her, since it was “her” prom.

It is now post prom. I needed to check in with my little man to see how things worked out-

(giggy….jiggy….as long as he doesn’t get all wiggy I’m sure he understood)

(I couldn’t help it…..really.)

(I probably need etiquette training)

I’m out of p’s and q’s….

Time for r and r.


10 thoughts on “The P’s and Q’s of Stepdad 101

    • My thoughts exactly. In my defense, I must say, I was a teenage boy. It may have been decades ago, but I am pretty sure the thought patterns of boys and prom night have not changed too much since then. πŸ˜€

      • My father was very strict – basically he scared the crap out of just about everybody – my sisters and I got a bit wild during our ‘away from home’ college days. So I was thinking the uber-stict wasn’t the way.
        My husband and I are open-conversational with our teens and we’ll hope for the best (plus keep our fingers crossed.) I’ve got a 16-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. Here goes πŸ™‚

      • My wife and I try to be as open as possible when dealing with each other and the kids. Drugs, sex…there is not an uncomfortable topic we haven’t covered with them. We have learned that all we can do is pass along the information. What they do with it or learn from it is out of our hands. We have a about to be 16 year old daughter. I’m not looking forward to her prom…at all!

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