I bought new furniture last weekend. It wasn’t my first choice of things to do with my money but it was really necessary. Tayler’s boyfriend has been coming over to our house a few times a week for the past few weeks. I don’t sit in the same room with them or anything but they are in a room that you see whenever you go upstairs. I really would think that after all the hell these two have put me through, they would know better than to irritate me or Mike.
They don’t do much when he is here but watch TV and goof off with Johnny. You see, Johnny loves E. He thinks he is the coolest guy ever and will tell you as much. But hey, what kid wouldn’t love someone who lets you crawl all over them because they are afraid of telling you to go away? E and Tayler watch movies with Johnny and have been very good about not making a big deal about him being around. Good thing too because I won’t be keeping my 3 year old out of half of the house so they can be alone. Personally, I think they have had enough alone time.
Oh, back to the new furniture…
Well, Mike and I noticed that several times when we walked past E and Tayler, she was laying across him… not next to him but her leg over his and almost on top of him. Really. I had a small talk with her about not being on top of her boyfriend and to have some respect for herself and us. I don’t have a problem with them being close but this was a bit much really. I expect them to be close and hug and blah blah blah. I won’t say it is all that great to see as a mom of a 16 year old girl, but I know it will happen. But, at the same time, there is a point that it is a bit too much and needs to be reigned in. We have little kids here for goodness sake! I decided at that point that laying on the floor watching TV (we didn’t have a sofa at all in the room) was just not going to work out anymore. I will not be the mother that allows her child to do THAT in her house… do you know what I mean, *nudge nudge wink win*?
So, I bought a small loveseat for them to sit on and watch TV. E and Mike went and picked it up on Monday and we put it in the TV room. E stayed around that day and hung out with Tayler. Later in the evening, I came through the room again and was greeted with another sight…
She is laying on the sofa and pretty much in the same position she was in on the floor… kind of on top of him again.
So much for that plan.
Maybe I should have bought two chairs… and a table to put in the middle.