Monday, May 17, 2010

The Crush

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.

6 comments:

  1. Hayden is only three and has a "girlfriend." He is infatuated with her... it is amusing. Although I think it's a different type of relationship than a 10-year-old would have with a girl - obviously it's different.

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  2. It happens way too fast! My daughter had a boy come up to her once while she was playing and hold her hand. I thought "oh no way! This is just rediculous!". She was just barely 2 at the time. Kids are young for too short amount of time. I hope your guy listens and stays away from the girls a little
    longer!

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  3. i agree let kids be kids

    but listen to this one

    my 3 year old cousin walks around and goes girls i'm cool i'm cool and tries to use corny pickup lines on little girls

    i guess it's our culture today, strange

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  4. Yes, it starts early. The good thing is that these are so fleeting at this age....it usually starts and is over in the blink of an eye, lol.

    Breathe deeply, lol. Breathe.

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  5. I completely agree with you. Too many things start too early. Now you have to worry about 10 year olds having sex! That is just a heinous thought. One of my best friends lost her "v" at 12. Kids are growing up way too early. Fight for their childhood.

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  6. He sounds like a great kid. Esp if he was honest enough to come right out and tell you!

    Returning the Friday follow love! Thanks for stopping by my place! :-)

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