as i type that i can't help but smile because although i think it's crazy, i also can't be that crazy mom who wants to knock on the little girl's door and tell her to leave my son alone
well i guess i can, but my son has begged me not to.
he came to me about a couple of months ago and told me he had a girlfriend. i sat down with him and asked him about it. come to find out, the little girl asked him out, not the other way around. yes, seriously.
we talked about what dating meant and he understood that they weren't old to date, but that he liked her.
i honestly didn't want to make a big fuss, because i want him to confide in me and feel comfortable doing so. also because they hardly see each other at school since they're not in the same classroom, i saw it as relatively innocent but still spoke with him about the importance of respect, keeping hands to yourself and always being a gentleman.
for the first couple of weeks he seemed uninterested. he was more interested to play video games and talk about zombies with his friend than to talk about this new found 'relationship.' so i didn't bring it up again.
until valentine's day. we strolled into the store and as we were browsing the cards for their parties, i noticed him lingering in the aisle where the bigger gifts were, and asked if we could buy one for his friend.
so i feel like his feelings are starting to grow a bit more for this little girl, although i know it's just puppy love. i've been there, i remember. although i don't remember it being so young!
oh friends, i don't know where i stand on this. i'm secretly praying it all fizzles out soon, but as a mother i feel like we sometimes have to trust our kids given the education and instruction we've given, hoping that everything if not the majority sinks in. i'm thankful that he still talks to me about things and asks questions on things he hears at school.
i'm thankful though, that even though he would never admit it openly to his friends, he still lets me cuddle him and still asks to be tucked in. momma's boy? by all means, but i wouldn't change it for anything.
how old were you when you had your first boyfriend/girlfriend, crush? and any words of advice?
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