Friday, March 12, 2010

My Son's First Crush

As the rest of the world seems obsessed about the Tiger Woods melodrama, I am not. Instead, I have been more preoccupied with a matter that is far more personal… My son’s apparent first crush. There! I said it!

It all started last year when Justin noticed her on the playground. Apparently all the then second grade boys thought she was “pretty.” “What is so pretty about her, Justin?” I asked while trying to mask my horror. “Her eyes,” he replied with a coy smile. Uugggghhhh! All I could think was Why me? Why now? Well, this year pretty-eyes ended up being in Justin’s class. I couldn’t wait for the first day of school so that I could get a good look at her…and her eyes. (I have to admit…she is a cute little thing with doe-ish shaped eyes.)

He hates it when I bring up her name…so I try to to do so at least once a week (LOL). When he feels brave, he will actually utter her name. For instance, just this past Christmas he asked me for two dollars to buy “Holiday-grams.” One was for his teacher…and the other one was for me. NOT! It was for none other than pretty-eyes. Uuuuggghhhh! I remember the days when his biggest joy was to make his mommy a Christmas gift…sigh.

I am racking my brain trying to figure out ways to delay the onset of the interest in the other sex. But it seems that whatever tactic I use simply backfires. There have been a lot of reports lately that children are experiencing the effects of early onset puberty. I personally believe that it is just learned behavior from peers. Also factored in is the not-so-subtle messages from radio, tv, movies, and society.

Regardless of the reason why, I can finally admit out loud that my baby boy has a cr….cr…….cr….crush. I am simply not ready for this stuff. But, I guess I have to get ready for the inevitable…someday a doe-eyed girl will try to take my place as the center of Justin’s world. Heifers! Just kidding….okay not really. I will definitely learn to accept this. But...for right now I am hoping that doe-eyes’ dad will be offered a job in Alaska or Tanzania. What? A mom can hope:)

Happy Parenting,

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4 comments:

  1. Early crush...early puberty....early wedding!

    Where did I read about condom for 12 years old? I am tempted to recommend early family planning for your son.
    jf

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  2. ROTF @ JF:) Luckily no family planning is needed just yet. And since the kiddie condoms are designed for 12 year olds.... it gives me 3 years to brainwash him into thinking girls have cooties:)

    Hugs,
    G

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  3. WOW! THEY'RE GROWING UP FAST. THIS IS CUTE. LOL. SUPERMOM, YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL; AND DOING A GREAT JOB.

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  4. Awww...thank you Jovan! I'm not sure about the Supermom thing, but my hands are definitely full...especially now that Doe-eyes has my little guy in a trance (lol)!

    Hugs,
    G

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