Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Out of the mouths of Babes
My husband came home from taking his son back and one of the first things he noted was "Boys and Girls are SO different." When I question him on this ...
"oh really, (insert sarcastic look here) What makes you think that?"
"Well, they don't care about the same things. All he cared about while we were there was fishing. It was a completely different atmosphere because they were seperated."
Well Duh! I could have told you that before you ever left home.
Case and point...
My daughter started 1st grade this year and this is what she has to say about it.
DQ: Mom, school is great - it's super easy
Me: That's because you are smart.
DQ: Yeah and I have a boyfriend.
Me: Hum...a boyfriend? Who is this boyfriend of yours...it is only the second day.
DQ: His name is Dillion.
Me: I don't know Dillion...you can't have a boyfriend if I don't know him...what if he is mean.
DQ: Well he's not mean, he's nice. He likes my hair.
Me: Likes your hair?
DQ: Yes, he thinks it is pretty.
Me: Well, I still say you can't have a boyfriend unless I meet Dillion and I don't remember a Dillion on the first day.
DQ: MOM - why not?
Me: I don't think you can have a boyfriend until you are 30...yeah 30 and then we'll talk.
DQ: Oh Mom...but he is really nice, just come to school with me and I'll show you.
I've been trying to teach her that boys have "cooties" but that isn't seeming to work very well. I try to remember being that age, but honestly my first "boyfriend" wasn't until I was in the third grade. His name was George and he gave me broken jewlery. I know, even then I was a sucker for the stuff, but we were in different classes and each day at recess we would go outside and play 'red rover' and hold hands. (awe, how sweet) That was back in the day when "holding hands" was a BIG DEAL. Now..not so much.
Anyhow, as you can see, I've got one who's only concern is catching the Big Fish and one who's concern is catching the 'boyfriend.'
What is a mother to do?
Do you remember your childhood sweety?