It’s no secret that I was a teen mom and even though I am an authority figure in my children’s lives my eighteen year old daughter feels incredibly comfortable talking to me about anything. I was pregnant at sixteen and had her my senior year in high school at seventeen. In many ways we did grow up together and do have a very close relationship. She turned eighteen this past summer and is getting ready to head off to college at the end of her senior year in June 15’. I have a full library in my home and am always adding to it. I will admit that I am a Zane Fan and have a collection of most of her books. I have never allowed my daughter to read erotica and now Zane has released Addicted on screen and my daughter is planning to see it but would like to read the book first. So, she asks me today… “Mom, am I still not allowed to read Zane books?” I just looked at her with a blank stare! In my mind I was thinking, I can’t believe she asked me that and then on the other hand, I can’t believe she hasn’t snuck it off the shelf and read it already. Lol! She is currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey at the recommendation of some of her girlfriends. I still haven’t even read that series!
I know my daughter is eighteen and at the end of the day she doesn’t need my parental consent to go and see Addicted. She will go with her friends if she wants to however there is just something in me that feels so funny about my daughter wanting to read an erotic book and go see the movie it is based on. She also did ask me if I would mind if she saw Addicted with some of her friends. So, in a sense she does still have the respect to ask and see what my reaction will be but, it caught me off guard. I may have even blushed a little during our conversation, you know I portray to be such a prude! Ha! I actually have been looking forward to the release of Addicted and plan to see it myself. I won’t be going to see it with my daughter though… I’ll let her and her friends have that movie experience. I think I have educated her well enough on sex I just didn’t speak on anything provocative and in a sense have somewhat sheltered her a bit. I know she is a young adult who will be on her own and making her own decisions soon. I guess it’s still nice that she abides by our rules while she is still under our roof even though the rebellious teenager comes out once in awhile.
I wonder what her dad would think about what she asked me, because you know she didn’t go to him. So, if your teenager daughter or son came to you and wanted to read your erotica novel, romance novel or romantic fictional book and asked… What would you say? What do you think your first initial reaction would be? What if there was a movie released based on the book, would you allow your teenager to see it? Would you go see it with them or let them go with their peers? I’m still kind of shocked that she asked me but, it’s more so I was caught off guard because we do have a really good relationship and she can come to me with ANYTHING! Addicted is 2 hours and fifteen minutes long, it has a start studded cast so I don’t mind! It’s a Drama/Thriller and opened in select theaters on Thursday October 9th, 2014 and nationwide Friday October 10th, 2014. Are you planning to see Addicted? #MomOfTeens #TeenMom #AddictedTheMovie