Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Young Love

When I picked up the kids up on Monday night, W informed me that this girl named McKenzie wanted to be his "girlfriend". He was in her class last year and they are the only two members of the "Cafeteria Clean-Up Crew". So they've been friends for awhile. But now they're apparently boyfriend and girlfriend. Whatever that means in the 3rd grade. I asked him what he told her and he said that he hadn't answered her yet.

Last night, we had a conversation that went something like this:

Me: Did you decide if McKenzie was going to be your girlfriend?

W: I told her yes, but then this morning I broke up with her. I got back together with her at the end of the day, though.

Me: Why did you break up with her?

W: Because she started telling people.

Jack: [Laughing so hard he can't really even say anything]

I was laughing at that point, too. It was just the way he said it that really set me off. I have never heard an eight year old that speaks as proper as this one does. He manages to get the exact right tone. So Jack and I talked to him about how he couldn't break up w/ a girl and get back together (I can't believe I just actually typed that about my 8 year old).

Then the conversation continued:

Me: So what happened? Did you just tell her you wanted to be her boyfriend again?

W: No, I passed her a note.

Jack: [horrified] In class?

Me: They're not in the same class.

W: No, in the hallway after school.

Me: Well, what did it say.

W: It said "I'll be your boyfriend again if you don't tell anyone".

And the laughter started all over followed by another talk about how fragile the feeling of an 8 year old girl could be. Now if this girl was anything like Cheeks, she would have taken the note and shoved it down his throat.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Lord -- having raised five boys with assorted girlfriend issues, this just cracked me up.

Just think what he'll be like in a few years...or better yet, don't. ;-)

Lori said...

LOLOL!!!! And you so can break up with a girl and get back together. On a daily basis. Then pass her off to your best friend. It's a rule or something in elementary school.

Jenni said...

I am so glad that Trevor is disgusted by girls still! It is your 5 year old nephew that is the one who is girl crazy! He has a girlfriend already, invites her to dinner and plays house with her. Hmmmmm....should I be worried?

Tracy said...

omg this is seriously one of the cutest things I've ever read. Oh to have been a fly on the wall!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the concept of Secret Lovers really starts early these days!

Rowena said...

LMAO LMAO LMAO, I sure do love your kids!

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