I took my boy to Band practice this morning. It is a 30 minute drive by freeway at 6:00AM on a Saturday. We were having a nice father son chat about high school life when he stops in the middle of a word and hops out of the car to chat up a girl walking through the parking lot. Nothing special. Cute face, glasses, kind of flat. But when talking to her his face is so bright I thought the sun had come up. They come over to the car and he introduces her, I exchange a few words, and then I drive off. From what little I hear, she is very civil, polite and intelligent. So while I sedately cruise off into the sunrise, inwardly I am going Yes! Yes! Yes! OOOORah! Six months ago, girls were still kind of Squick. And I have heard about this girl that he has fallen for from my daughter off and on. The kids first romance has always been a bit of a worry. Will he go for the brain dead bimbo? Will he be desperate and scrape the bottom of the barrel? Will she be manipulative and bitchy? I don't know that much, but already she seems a winner. I don't expect her to be THE ONE, after all he is only 16. But it seems he is able to pick a peach. Anyway, I am not looking to be a grand dad for another 6 years at least. But if this is the kind of girl he will go for, all kinds of Paternal worries are laid to rest.