Sunday, July 30, 2006

I Don't Think I'm Ready for This

My 10-year old son came to me today and told me there's a girl he likes and he wants to kiss her. I mean i'm happy as hell that he feels comfortable coming to me and talking about stuff like this and i hope i don't screw it up and make him think twice about it when he's older but i was hoping for at least another year before i had to start thinking of my sweet little boy wanting to win the affections of some unappreciative, mean little girl.

Cuz girls are mean at this age. They will "Ew, you ugly" you with the quickness. So a boy's gotta be careful. Right now, he somehow instinctively knows that he should not tell her or any of the other kids. Knowing him, he shows her every chance he gets that he can do back flips and other cool tricks...

He says he doesn't know if she likes him too. He got a lil annoyed when I asked if the girl was Black or not. He rolled his eyes and said she was Puerto Rican. It totally makes sense that he'd like a Puerto Rican girl...back when he was 6, he said he was going to change his middle name to Jose. And he's always asking me to take him to Puerto Rico.

I'm gonna have to get a look at this girl tho...

5 comments:

Piscean Princess said...

So did he skip the

do you like me?
[] yes
[] no

part and just go straight to kissing?

What did you tell him?

Damali said...

ha. he's too scared to ask that girl anything.

I told him that he is too young to have a girlfriend or to be kissing anyone. he seemed to accept that. I told him he has to be at least 12. and when he's 12, i'll push it back to 13 :)

iaintlying said...

You handled that very well. If your son had been a daughter wanting to kiss a boy, how do you think you would have done?

Damali said...

thank you. and i don't think i'd have handled it any differently if he were a she. cuz the simple fact is a 10-year old is too young to be having girl/boyfriends and kissing...

iaintlying said...

I agree, we all have to eventually grow up, so we really should enjoy being a kid while we can.