Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Flirting" in First Grade!

It's so hard to accept that my little girl is growing up. Yesterday, I was given a stern reminder that she is doing just that. The drive between her school and the daycare, given school traffic can sometimes be 10-15 minutes. She and I usually have conversation about her day. I can usually tell how the conversation will go when I pick her up. If she's smiling when she walks out the door and reaches for my hand, we'll have good conversation. If she's frowning and has her hands full with her things while hardly passing me a glance as we walk to the van, I usually know to keep the conversation to a minimum. Yesterday, she was cheerful so I asked her how her day went. She informed me that her friend was "kinda mean" to her. I asked her what that meant and she said that her friend didn't want to play with her. She and some other girls were too busy running around "flirting" with boys.

Upon this word, my heart must have skipped a beat. Did time fast forward ten years? Am I speaking to my teenage daughter or is this still my first grade, 7 year old daughter? I sputtered a bit and asked her what "flirting" meant.


Flirting: You know, chasing the boys around!

Ohhh, so if you chase a boy you are flirting with him? Okay, that's not so bad, I guess. But, still...

She informed me that she didn't care about chasing boys. She just wants to
"play". Ya know, swing, climb the monkey bars, slide, etc. YES!!! This was music to my ears!!! She didn't want to "flirt" with boys, she wanted to SWING! I was inclined to ask if she wanted me to come to the playground at recess and shoo away those boys swing with her, but I held my tongue in fear that she might take me up on the offer right now.

So, right now...January, twenty-ten my 7 year old daughter would rather "play" than "flirt" with boys. I am okay with that. In due time I know this will change. I will have to accept that fact. In the mean time I am perfectly content in her letting her friends do all of the "flirting" with boys! ;) I can go on searching for plasma mounts. Well, maybe I need to find a plasma television first, right?!

9 comments, add yours here:

Becca said...

So young and still so wise!

Lois Grebowski said...

The do grow up fast, don't they?

Linda said...

Let's see what you're posting in a year, shall we?!?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely photo of her too!!! she's a doll.

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Travis said...

That's funny that the girls would use the word flirting when they talk about chasing boys. But I guess that's kind of what it means.

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scrapperjen said...

ROFL! I had a conversation similar to that with my DD yesterday - ironically I had just posted it on my blog too.

Girls...

Lindsey said...

Ack, flirting with boys. lol I remember a boy chasing my little sister around when she was in Kindergarten. haha

And second grade was bad, there was always some crush.

Patois said...

Hooray for swingers!

(Her kind. Not the other kind.)