I Don’t Like It

NOTE: If you are someone who knows us personally, and you bring this subject up to my daughter…I will slash your tires (all of them). Seriously, I will cut you your tires.

My daughter (7) and her friends at school have started to take in interest in boys.

She started talking to me about it recently, and I was genuinely startled.

As she was talking, I looked down only to discover that a fire hose of sweat was shooting out from each armpit.  I pressed my lips together and nodded, listening.

She continued to spill the beans about who’s “in love” with who and I fantasized about saying good-bye as I dropped her off at the nearest convent (note to self: research convents).

Seriously, she’s too young for this!

There’s not really much I can do (other than listen and talk with her – and you know I am all over that).

Maybe I can make her look a little disheveled. You know, don’t brush her hair and put her in a shirt with a big ketchup stain on it. I could even give her a bag of Doritos to eat on the way to school, so she has nnnnacho breath all day. Yeah, that’s it! That’s it!



What can I say? I know it’s no big deal right now, but I also know it’s a sign of things to come…

And I don’t like it.

P.S. All Valentine’s cards from here on out will be signed “Your Friend, Molly.”  Best not to fan the flames of second-grade romance!

2 Responses to I Don’t Like It

  1. Jennifer January 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Oh my – she’s just too precious! You already knew that you’d have to fight the boys off, but who knew she’d be inviting them in the first place!

    And sorry, even disheveled she’ll be a heart breaker!

    • Heather January 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      Thanks for your sweet comment. I’m a little sad at how fast kids grow up. I say that like I have some experience with it when I don’t . This is kind of our first growing up moment and I have to be honest, I find it unsettling.

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