Mia: Aw, cut gramps a break. As long as he looks but doesn't touch, there's no harm done. And while it is a little skeevy that a man would fantasize over a girl his daughter's age, you can't get worked up over that. Men are visual creatures.
If you want to cool his ardor the next time the neighbor goes into sun-worship mode, say, "Honey, did you know she is the same age as our little girl? They were born the exact same year. They could be twins." It might make him think, or at least zip up his pants.
Steve: First, half the millionaires in the country have trophy wives the same age as their daughters. Second, even the godly and kindly Jimmy Carter confessed that he lusted in his heart. King Canute has a better shot at holding back the tide than you have trying to prevent a man from fantasizing.
Talk about it with him - not in an accusatory way, but in a way that might steer him toward healthier fantasies: Like you. You could even offer some suggestions about what he should fantasize.
Q: I might have some help for that couple who wanted to join the "Mile High Club" but were afraid of getting caught. Commercial airlines frown on the practice, and you could get arrested. But there are charter companies that offer flights with privacy. Amenities include comfortable couches or queen-size beds to make the experience more pleasurable, gourmet meals, champagne and choice of "toys." The fees for these services vary depending on the carrier, but generally run from about $599 per flight, to $1,000 per couple, per hour, not including any extras. You can find these services on the Internet. Good luck!
Steve: Ah, the entrepreneurial spirit of American capitalism. Here is what I want to see: A company that offers the mile-high experience while skydiving! This would give new meaning to the term quickie. Or, it would be the most incredible climax ever.
Mia: Hmmm, sounds a like a neat way to celebrate a special birthday or bring in a New Year.
Steve is a 50-something married man who's been around the block. Mia is a younger, recently married woman with an altogether different attitude. They may not agree, but they have plenty of answers. For answers to your romantic troubles, e-mail S&M@phillynews.com or write: S&M c/o Daily News, 400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130.