Okay, first my daughter gets all silly over her first crush. And by the way, you should see the two love birds after school. As "Zaaaaacaaaary's" mom and I wait for the older kids to get dismissed, the two of them swoon over one another. It's SO cute!
Remember how W. came home from school back in June and declared that he had a girlfriend? He didn't even have to wait until 5th grade! Well, said girlfriend wasn't seen all summer. One day I asked him if M. was still his girlfriend and he said, "Well, mom, she felt kind of weird dating, so we're just friends now."
So adorable. Giggle.
Today he came home from school and told me that he has a NEW girlfriend.
"Oh yea? What's her name?"
"O. And two other boys in my class asked her to be their girlfriend and she said no. I said to her, If I ask you to be my girlfriend what would you say? And she said YES!"
"Wow! You go boy!" He's so competitive. Giggle.
A while later he asked to use the phone.
"Um, no, you are grounded." I said.
"But I want to call my girlfriend." The cuteness is starting to wear off.
"Listen bud, first of all you are grounded, second of all, you don't need to be chatting away on the phone with O. You saw her all day in school, you'll see her Monday."
He got a silly grin on his face. "Mom, we are getting to the kissing part."
HUH?! Okay, not cute at all.
"No, you aren't! Quite honestly you are too young for a girlfriend and more importantly you are too young for kissing!"
"Only on the cheek mom!"
"NO! I'm sure her parents wouldn't appreciate it. Do you understand?" [feeling faint at the thought]
He turned and started up the stairs. "Oh, and I asked her to the 5th grade Social next week. She's my date!" And he ran to his room before I could answer.
Well, that's okay, I'm chaperoning! I've already got him nervous because I told him that when a good song comes on I'm going to yell from across the gym, "Hey sweetie, come dance with MAMA!!" as I shake my big old bum toward the dance floor.
All I'll have to do is remind him of that and he'll be on his BEST behavior!