Mama Diaries

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bubba's Girlfriend

It's official.  My eight-year-old son has a girlfriend.  You may remember her from a couple of months ago - the nice little girl with whom he sat on the carpet during carpet time.

"Yeah, Mama," he said.  "She's my girlfriend."

"You mean a friend that's a girl, right?"

"No.  Girlfriend."

My father, who had been visiting, put in his two cents.  "When I was in the second grade, I had a girlfriend, too."

I made a face at him.

He continued.  "I remember one day I walked her home from school.  There was a little hill.  At the bottom, I gave her a kiss."

"Dad!" I said, hardly believing that he would share such a story. "Don't give him any ideas!"

I looked at Bubba.  He had a mischievous twinkle in his big blue eyes.  And he was grinning from ear to ear.

Great.  Now I have to worry about my boy sneaking off with a second grade girl, trying to kiss her. What next? 

32 comments:

  1. *LOL* Oh dear! Maybe you can distract him from the girl with a turtle.

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    1. Hmmm. I don't know. That girl is kind of cute!

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  2. I bet there was a twinkle in your dad's eye too. Just be sure your son knows he has to be a gentleman.

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  3. What next? Well, Favorite Young Man is 32 so I could tell you what's next, but I don't think you could take it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You are so right! I most definitely do not want to think about what's next! LOL!

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  4. Second grade sounds about right for first love, Sherry. My kindergartener came home and said he had a "heart sweet." I said, "Do you mean sweetheart?" He said, "Yeah, that's it." :)

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  5. That is soooo cute... it had to happen at some stage... and grade 2 is about right these days...

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    1. I remember I was in the second grade, and a boy had a crush on me. He gave me a matching necklace and bracelet set. The bracelet broke, but I still have the necklace somewhere. So funny!

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  6. haha well it is the season, you may want to forgo putting any mistletoe up to give him an excuse.

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  7. Cute story...he's past the 'yuck, girls' stage already?

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    1. Yeah. Scary! At least my daughter is still in the "yuck, boys" stage. She's the one I'm really worried about!

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  8. That's so cute. Maybe you can invite her over for tea. =)

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    1. I think that's a great idea. I need to know who my son is hanging with! LOL!

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  9. So Bubba is past the stage of not liking girls? Thought that didn't happen until about 4th or 5th grade? I must be behind in the times.

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    1. It's ridiculous how young they start. Some of my friends said their kids were talking boyfriends and girlfriends in kindergarten. That's crazy!

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    1. I bet you can't wait until your kids start!

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  11. Ha! That's so cute! And I love his grandpa egging him on. That is exactly what a grandpa ought to do. teehee. Where you really need to watch out is middle school--the girls get SUPER aggressive. In fact it will probably be good that your son has a little experience or he will end up with a string of accidental girlfriends.

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    1. I am worried about that. He's a really good looking boy. Even now, all the girls write in his yearbook how handsome and nice he is. It's going to be nothing but trouble the older he gets!

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    1. I'm just shaking my head. I'm not ready for this! LOL!

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  13. no cassanovas at my house...your story was adorable. sigh!

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    1. Maybe that's a good thing! It'll save you a few gray hairs. LOL!

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    1. Yes, he's a really cute kid - inside and out!

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  15. LOL, you dad sounds like he is a real kick in the pants. That is such a cute story.

    *Erin

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