So I've been seeing 'The Boy' for a very short while, and things are going great except for one glaring problem.
The group of mutual friends we hang out with is largely female, and mostly 'The Boy' is happy to go along with our plans, and endure a bit of good natured teasing. But recently he has been making disgruntled noises and well, in short, he's in desperate need of some male bonding and a night off from the girls.
Last weekend I was talking to a male friend who is also buddies with the Boy and he mentioned that he couldn't come to our girly DVD night because he was going to a BBQ with the guys... and I seriously contemplated asking him if he could take The Boy with him, because I thought he would have a far better time drinking beer with the lads, than sitting on the couch listening to conversations about pantyhose and peep toed shoes (throughout which he was an absolute trouper even though I could tell he was suffering) Of course I had no idea if The Boy would be welcome at the BBQ, he certainly hadn't been invited so in the end I dropped a mild hint or two, but didn't come right out with the suggestion.
Is it meddling for me to start suggesting to male friends that they take The Boy away for beer, bowling, poker, dancing girls and whatever else men get up to, for the sake of his sanity and mine? Because I love having him around, but only if he's happy, and I strongly believe that for the next few weekends he'll be happier if he's away from me... I just don't want to overstep my bounds or start soliciting invitations on his behalf from his friends.
Or should I just say to him, 'Hey you! I don't want to see you again until my birthday party at the end of the month! Go crash some go karts and drink beer with your buddies!'