How quickly they grow up!

by , under Mom, personal

Last year, we had to pick up the Oldest Kidlet at his classroom. Now that he’s a first grader, his class walks out to the front of the school where we meet him.

On the way back to the car, I ask him about his day. I’ve realized that if I don’t get it out of him before we’re home, I won’t learn anything about his day.

“I had the best day ever.” This is how nearly everyone of these conversations begins. He really likes school. “I have the greatest friends. A friend of mine helped me put my school folder in my backpack and I carried another friend’s lunch for them! That’s what best friends do- help each other!”

“Who helped with your folder?”

He shrugged. “I dunno.” Some best friend, right?

“Whose lunch did you carry?”

“Oh- [LittleGeekGirl].” Now LGG was in his kindergarten class, and they were good friends. She also seemed to have a crush on him. They’re in the same class this year. “She said her lunch was too heavy.”

Is it possible for him to have a girlfriend without realizing it?

  • Don’t some boys fall into that even as teenagers? I swear they do. So yes, it’s possible.

  • I’m fairly certain they do.

    I asked him about this tonight, since this story was from yesterday. He carried LGG’s lunch again, but maintains that she is not his girlfriend. Just a girl who is a friend. Then he said, “But she is really pretty, smart and nice.”

  • ginavalley

    How sweet!