My friend Mindy seems to think she's ready to be engaged. She just turned 16 at the beginning of the month!
Ok here's what happened: we were talking on facebook when she started complaining about how her bf Kendall is thinking about joining the national guard if he cant get the money for college. So she starts going on and on about how if he "leaves her" and joins the guard, she'll have to break up with him because of the distance. (and for this reason, Im praying that if he doesnt join guard, he'll at least go AWAY to college!)
At the same time she's saying how much she "loves him." Then she says that her status change from "single" to "engaged" was only partly a joke. Apparently she got Kendall to admit he wanted to ask. He's a year older than us. We'll be Juniors in HS and he'll be a Senior. I told her she should wait til we're out of HS and that we're not mature enough yet. She said she is. She's so caught up in what she thinks is true love that she cant see how young she is. She wants to be all grown up, but she's just not.
And all this comming from the kid that almost dropped out last year. And the kid who was foolish enough to let Kendall put his hands in the wrong places when they had only been going out for 2 weeks. (also the girl that has been "in love" 3 times during Sophomore year)
Come to think of it, most of my friends that have a boyfriend or girlfriend think it is true love. 96% of HS sweethearts break up after HS anyway (and yes, thats a real statistic). And I know of a few who did end up getting married after HS. Theyre divorced now.
Am I the only HS student thats smart enough to wait?
And what am I supposed to tell this girl to make her see?