Monday, December 7, 2009

Ah....Young Love

Just today, my 9 3/4 year old (her words, not mine) daughter Grace ran up to me after lunch at school and preceded to tell me that she heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend that the boy she likes likes her back. Now granted, I remember 4th grade. I think I actually liked a boy because he had a cool coat, or maybe that was in kindergarten, regardless....4th grade is just too young to be thinking about boys, now isn't it?
Maybe that's just the mother in me, not ready for my oldest child, my only daughter to be thinking about boys.

She has liked this cute little boy (check it out, they even stood next to each other at the Christmas concert this year) since Kindergarten. Gee, what is it about us girls and guys in kindergarten.....Stick to the subject, Lorie. Anyway, I'm having a hard time with this, and I informed her, in not so many words, that 4th grade is not about boys.
I think I hear my mother screaming in my head to not call the kettle black. I remember, in 4th grade, I had a boyfriend. Mark Gaby was his name. I'll mention it, he knows it , we all know it, if he reads this, it's only fact. Anyway, in 4th grade he was my boyfriend. I was in 4th grade, and he was in 3rd grade (mature for his age I think). For some reason, maybe it was just undying love, he gave me a gold necklace. It was his mom's I later found out, and it was the coolest necklace I remember ever seeing in my lifetime. Now, I don't remember how this all went down, but my mother found out I had this necklace, maybe I showed her, I don't quite remember, all I do recall is that she told me I had to give it back immediately! I was devastated to say the least. I don't know how I worked up the courage to, or what exactly I said, but I gave it back to him. He seemed ok with it. I mean, after all, he was only a 3rd grader.
So, back to the subject. My only daughter, thinks she's in love. And you know, with all the teenage media screaming about love in the High School Musical movies, etc. who wouldn't be thinking about it. I'm not ready for her to grow up just yet. I'm not ready to deal with heartbreak, and those kind of emotions just yet. Can't she just be my little girl? Is that too much to ask, cute little boy in the 4th grade? I didn't think so.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Gracie. I can relate. My 4th grade love was Werner Wegener. He even stuck by me when I got braces. What a guy! If you need to talk with a cool aunt sometime, give me a call. I promise not to tell your mom. :)

    Aunt Jen


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