Thursday, February 26, 2009

She Kissed a Boy, and She Liked It ?!?!?!?

Our five year old has officially kissed a boy. OMG, I am soooooooo not ready for this.

Here's how it went:

Jason picked the kids up from school and on the short drive home Caroline announces to Jason that she and G. kissed in school that day. Of course, he asked what the teacher did and she said, "Oh, we did it when Miss Delores wasn't looking." (Apparently they did it several times.) When I got home, I wanted to find out if it was a mutual thing or just her stealing kisses and according to Caroline, "We kissed each other." Just the look on her face, you could tell she was just smitten with G. or maybe it was that she was pleased with herself. I'm not quite sure. She told me a few days before that G. was her boyfriend.

I was kind of surprised about the whole thing so I gathered myself to figure out the best way to approach it. I didn't want to blow the thing out of proportion, but I also wasn't about to laugh it off either. So we had a conversation first about how doing things behind the teacher's back is inappropriate and the reason why she's gotten in trouble and put in time out before. Also, we talked about how kissing at school was also uncalled for. To which she replied, "Well, I'll G. at his birthday party on Saturday then." Grrrreat!

So then I pulled out the big guns - kissing spread germs (we certainly don't need any more in our house this winter!) and we only kiss our family members on the lips. And then this morning, just before we got out of the car to go into school I reminded her of the no kissing rule. She just smiled and came home without any kissing reports.

I've got affectionate kids, I know that. They often hug whatever classmate is near them when they leave and we're a hugging and kissing (like crazy) family, so this is just normal. When you like/love someone, you hug/kiss them. And while I remember having a crush on a boy when I was 5 years old, I was NEVER so bold as to try to kiss him. But then, Caroline is already proving to be much bolder then I ever was.


Katie said...

WHAT???!!! Does this have anything to do with that Taylor Swift song? Ha ha ha.

That photo is SO Caroline. Too much!

BJ said...

First, the picture of Caroline is awesome, she is so adorable. Second, OMG!!! I can't believe it, why do I not remember liking anyone enough to kiss them at that age? I agree, I am not ready for that! Sydney is a pretty affectionate child also, so if she were in school we may have similar events occur. I did have to talk to her about the boundaries of kissing a parent because she tried to more "romatically" kiss me in the past!

Mama said...

OMG!!!! I can NOT wait for your Kindergarten stories next year...oh boy!

Mama said...

P.S. Your reaction to these things is going to determine whether she shares more with you again...and you want those lines of communication to stay open! I think you did a good job!