A Mother’s Reflection
The first and third quarter of each school year Baymonte Christian School offers “Man Class”. In this class students learn many practical skills such as changing a tire, tying a tie, shaving and how to barbecue – a skill valuable to men. Along with the practical skills, students are also given the opportunity to learn what it means to be a man of God. One of the assignments every quarter in Man Class is for students to take their mother out on a date. Please see the review below by one of these mothers (names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals):
Meal – Eddie suggested either Bruno’s BBQ or Sushi, we chose Yamamori Sushi since I had a Groupon.
Date – Eddie offered two dates, we looked at the family schedule, and decided the best night was the evening of March 27.
Activity – He first suggested a walk in Henry Cowell Park, then later asked if I would like to go to Petroglyph in Santa Cruz to paint a piece of pottery. We chose Petroglyph.
Dress Code – Eddie chose to wear a dress shirt and clean jeans. Appropriate for our activity and dinner out.
Conversation – Eddie initiated conversation at Petroglyph and at dinner. He complimented me on my choice of pottery and my painting skills. He asked about my day job, my friends, and the friends we have in common. We also discussed Monte Vista High School and his plans to play football and lacrosse next year.
Payment – Eddie took the lead in paying for the meal. We reviewed the dinner bill. He did the tip math, 15% – 20%, and added it to the bill. He also took charge of payment at Petroglyph and for parking in downtown Santa Cruz. He even asked if he needed to tip the help at Petroglyph, which he did.
Thanks/ Honor – He thanked me and asked if we could go out again. He also asked if he could bring me a small gift on my birthday to thank me for our date.
Thank you for making date night a requirement. We both truly enjoyed it. Eddie suggested we do it again and I will take him up on it. He was quick to tell anyone that was interested that he was on a date with his mom. He loved talking about “Man Class” and seemed proud to be out with me (at least I would like to think so). He even opened the car door and the restaurant door for me. Then he escorted me to my seat and asked me if I liked the place. Date Night with Mom is a great way to teach a boy how to be a man in the presence of a woman.