-I believe the children are our future, and that is why I am officially blocking out all presidential politics. When the yahoos are weeded out, I may squint at the news for an update. In the interest of self preservation I will concentrate on 2nd grade playground politics, and hope to help The Associate safely navigate her issues.
She has officially started to sort her feelings about boys. I know it is the first stage so I try to keep it light, because her drawings are a little dark.
Apparently boys will die if they go in her room, and they have cooties.
I especially love the sideways glance the cootie ridden boy is getting from the girl.
-There is a little boy in her class. He is adorable and all the girls “like” him. We have talked about this off and on for awhile now. Slipping into the convo a little pep talk about girl code. I am a proud mama because she instinctively gets that if all the girls like one boy that it is better just to stay away, and think of her friends feelings. She came home the other day quite upset and we discussed.
(Names have been changed to protect the innocent)
The Associate- Fred told us that he liked Sally so Jane and I decided we would back off.
me- Back off?
TA- you know, not chase him around the playground.
me- AHHHHH. and?
TA- well, Jane isn’t backing off, and we made a promise.
me- You can only control your own actions honey, now it is between Sally and Jane.
TA- still sullen
me- what is it about Fred that all the girls like?
TA- He has dignity. (clutching her heart)
me- well that is a great quality in a young man.
TA- I KNOWWWWW.
-Now it is my turn to be confused because later that week she drew this picture.
The girl is represented by a pony-tailed vampire, that wants to suck the blood of her mummy zombie boyfriend.
I am thinking we might want to grab the dictionary and look up dignity.