Last week, while we were having dinner my eldest son revealed to me that he had a crush. Really? I almost choked on my food when he told me. I was even more surprised that one of his classmates had a girlfriend.
To be honest, I think it's sweet that he likes a girl in his class but I told him to concentrate more on his school work, and guitar lessons. And that he'll have plenty of time to have a girlfriend when he's older. (Preferably when he's twenty years old, and finished school!)
Call me old-fashioned but I just want my kids to be kids. Is that too much to ask?
He's only ten years old!!!
Why do they want to grow up so fast?
I don't want my son to worry about impressing the girls, and acting cool. I tell him that he's too young to have a girlfriend, and he should just enjoy his childhood. It's fine to be friends with the girls but nothing more. Luckily, my son seemed to agree with me, and didn't pursue the subject. Besides, he's the shy type anyway.
What's the rush? Let kids be kids.