Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Because I'm a girl...

Because I'm a girl, Addison has come to me for relationship advice. I know, he's 9 years old, and wants my take, as a girl, on his love life.

He had a girlfriend for a long time, even though I'm pretty sure they didn't even talk to each other, but that's how they roll in fourth grade.

He told his girlfriend last week that he thinks they "should see other people." His words exactly, I almost peed my pants when he told me that but managed to keep a straight face. This is serious stuff, folks.

Addison decided he wanted to ask out another girl in his class, and is very nervous about it. She lives up the street, so he made three separate papers asking her out in different ways. He is too chicken to go put one in her mailbox.

Yesterday she was rollerblading around the neighborhood and Addison said he asked her out, and she just smiled and walked away. He's been grilling me ever since then, asking me what it meant, because I'm a girl, so I would know.

"Maybe she's really shy?" I offered. It wasn't good enough for him so he's still pestering me, asking me about when I was young and how we did the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing.

Son, I told him, I didn't have a real boyfriend until 8th grade, and if I could remember 21 years ago how we got "asked out" I'd be more than happy to tell you.

And so it goes...


Anonymous said...

I love your blog...first time here.

That age is tough and it is funny how differently kids explore relationships. Our kids are 9, 12, 13 and 17...the 9 year old says she likes someone every once in a while but I don't think she really cares about it...but the 12 year old...my goodness she is all about the boys...but scared to talk to us about sexuality/girls getting older.

I'll be back.

Jen14221 said...

You did not have a 'real boyfriend' in 8th grade, did you? What were you, 12? What did you do? Did ou let him get past first base?

Erin said...

Yup, had a real boyfriend. His name was Enzo. He was my first kiss, and that was it.