When I was in junior high (or maybe even earlier), my parents made a deal with us - if we didn't kiss anyone until we got to college, they'd pay each of us $1000.
So far, three of us have gone to college and so far my parents have paid out a total of $0.00.
Last week, my cousin Ashley wrote a post about how, based on my parents offer, she and her husband have decided to offer their kids a car to take to college if they can wait to kiss someone until after high school graduation.
I told my parents last weekend that if they'd been offering a car, I would definitely have waited. To my surprise, they didn't believe me.
But I would have waited. See, my parents paid my housing/food costs while I was in college and I paid for my books and tuition. About a month before scholarship notices came out, I started dating someone. But I didn't kiss him until after I found out that I'd gotten a big scholarship. If I hadn't gotten that scholarship, I'd have needed that $1000. So it's not like I wasn't weighing the costs.
If it'd been a car, there wouldn't have been anyone worth kissing.
Would you have waited for a car? A $1000? Something else?