15 Year Old Daughter: “What’s wrong with me dating an 18 year old?”

Me: “Remember when I was teaching you how to drive? Before you pressed the break for the first time, I said, ‘Now press the break pedal gently.’ And the car immediately came to a jarring halt. And you asked, ‘How come you didn’t warn me that would happen?’ And I said, ‘There is no way I could have warned you what kind of pressure was needed to properly stop a car going 10 miles per hour. It’s something you have to experience yourself.’

15 Year Old Daughter: “Yeah.”

Me: “That’s what it is going to feel like years from now when you look back at dating an 18 year old”.