My baby boy has some lovely little fourth grade admirers. About a week ago he came home from school and very disgustedly told me he thinks the girl that sits next time likes him. I asked him why he thought that, and he said, "Because Legacy asked me if I would be Courtney's boyfriend." I asked, "What did you say?" He replied, "NO!" I had a discussion with him about not hurting any one's feelings, but yes, he's too young for a girlfriend. He said, "I know!"
He came home today and told me all three of the girls that sit around him have a crush on him now. I asked how he knew, and he said, "Because they do all that flirty stuff that girls do!" I asked for an example, and he said he was very embarrassed when someone called his name, he turned around, and saw one of the girls making kissy faces.
I can't help but laugh as he tells me these things, because he is utterly repulsed. He reminds me so much of my brother, Joel, at that age. For anyone who remembers Joel, he was such a sweet, gentle, calm, kid who had such a dry sense of humor. My dad tells of a time he accompanied Joel's class on a field trip, and a group of girls really showed an interest in Joel. They were all sitting down to have their sack lunches when a bunch of girls said, "Joel, come sit with us!" followed by a bunch of giggles. Dad said Joel just rolled his eyes, and as Junie B. Jones would say "did a mad breath."
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