I’m sure you were extremely happy when you heard about the breakup. That didn’t last long though did it? Once you found out they are still going to be friends. I guess they are both more mature than you. You still want to control him and NOW you want to choose his friends, when he’s almost 18? Wow, great parenting. I would think that someone with 9 kids would have learned a thing or two by now and would be making wiser choices and doing things differently instead of the same old thing with each child. Why would any of your children listen to you when it comes to your opinions of their friends or people they date? You, who HATES on every person that becomes a boyfriend or girlfriend to one of your children. Oh, unless of course their last name is Smiley. You have quite the blind eye when it comes to those children. If you only knew. Doesn’t matter though because you don’t listen to the truth. You only hear what you want to hear. It’s sad that the only one you have finally accepted and apparently like is the woman who married your first born. How long did that take? Apparently you used to hate her too. Was it when she gave you grandchildren? Is that what finally snapped you out of your hate? So many people see through you, but you refuse to admit how you really are. I pity you, but mostly I pity your children.