Sunday, March 01, 2009

My mother-in-law might have been right.

A couple of days ago the children piled into the backseat of my Santa Fe and before the Boy one could even close his door the Girl one announced,

"BOY CHILD HAS A GIRLFRIEND!"

One sharp jab in the ribs later, the Boy child smiled and said,

"I can't deny it. It's true. I have a girlfriend".

My son. Age 10. Has a girlfriend.

So I asked him all the questions. What was her name? What does she look like? Is she nice? Is she in his class? What exactly does it mean to have a girlfriend in the fifth grade?

He explained to me that having a girlfriend meant you hold hands on the playground, at recess. No kissing though. He's not ready for anything like that. Oh, and he got a B in behavior because he was talking. (Shocking.)

I asked if she was pretty and he said, and I quote, "I think she is". But that's not why he likes her, he was quick to say. He likes her because, "She's so funny mom...just like you".




She's not as funny as me. I'm sure of that.














I'm also sure that in about fifteen years? I'm in serious, serious trouble.

12 comments:

Supes said...

She'd have to be funny to keep up with him. That's a funny kid, right there.

Anonymous said...

Awww! My 10 year old daughter has a serious crush. It's killing me!

Hi, I'm Jessica! said...

I already know I'm going to be a pill of a mother in law, it's sad b/c my son is only 2!

Allie said...

Awwww, what a compliment.

Lisa said...

My son's girlfriend, Barbara, texts him 30 times a day and calls him another 10. He will be busy doing something and she will call or text and he will TURN OFF HIS PHONE, roll his eyes and say something like "She is driving me CRAZY". My little MAN is 13...

And..btw...I know I am totally cool bc I have a Sante Fe JUST LIKE YOU!

Heather said...

I have an almost ten year old and you are scaring the crap out of me.

Angie said...

Yeah, I've been there with E. Scary how much I wanted to tear that little hussy's eyes out! ;)

Kimberly said...

I'm not surprised - he's a charmer, after all.

Patience said...

It won't take 15 years. You'll be in serious trouble long before that!!

Captain Steve said...

I remember having a boyfriend when I was 10! We walked home from the bus stop together. We were playing catch and he hit me in the eye with a baseball. True love, I tell you.

CPA Mom said...

"I cannot deny it" - made me laugh.out.loud!

My 6 year old changes girlfriends like he changes underwear. The girls in aftercare chase him already. I'll be needing some tips from you!

I am Trish Marie said...

This weekend I found a note that my seven-year-old wrote to a boy! Ahhhhh! So. Not. Ready. For. This.