Anyone who knows my 7 year old, whom I often refer to as my spirited child, will attest that he is the most different of my kids. It's hard to even explain it. His favorite thing in the world to do is games, video games, board games, and outside games. He HATES music and singing. If The Wiggles come on TV, he closes his eyes and covers his ears until it's over. He loves me SO much. He'll hug and kiss me all I want, but NOT anyone else. Well, he'll hug Dad, but doesn't want a prickly kiss from him. No one else can kiss him. He covers his eyes if there's kissing on TV. When he found out his uncle was getting married he said, "Oh no! I don't want to see them kiss!". He hates girls. Before school started he told me he hoped there weren't going to be any girls in his class!
So, this morning, on the way to school, I had an interesting conversation with him. He was telling me how one of the boys in his class who lives by us had a roller skating birthday party and didn't invite him. "That's OK, though", he said. "He doesn't have to invite everyone." Wow, I was impressed he took it so well. So then I asked him who he does play with now at recess:
Son: "Uh, we just play a game."
Me: "What do you play?"
Son: "Oh, I don't want to talk about it."
Son: "Because I just don't."
Me: "Is it something bad?"
Son: "Why does everyone think that?"
Me: "Because why would you not want to tell me?"
Son: "Mom, what would you do if I kissed a girl?"
Me: (WHAT?) "Uh, you'd be in trouble! Why? Did you?"
Son: "No. It's something someone did to me."
Me: "Did a girl hug you?"
Son: "No. It's nothing."
Me: "Just tell me!"
Son: "Well... A girl hit me in the head at recess. We were just playing."
Me: Whew! "Did anyone get in trouble, and did you get hurt?"
By now it was time for him to get out of the car. He never ceases to amaze me. But I still wonder, what was he talking about? He's my different child!