Tuesday, January 15, 2008

No Kissing the Girls!

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."

Me: "Why?"

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?"

Son: "No."

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!

20 comments:

Amy said...

i so now what you're going through!!! have a great day.

Kitty said...

A girl hit him in the head - that's physical contact ... with a GIRL! My son is at the same stage. x

Deb in OPKS said...

My oldest girl (age 11) has a lot of boys who are friends, but not boyfriends. She has no interest in that, she just likes to do a lot of things boys like such as video games. Other girls just don't get this! I hate it when they won't tell you stuff, it makes my radar go into overdrive!

Lester R.N. said...

That is so cute! I bet he is starting to like girls but just isn't ready to tell you!!! At least he let a girl touch him!!!! How is your new years goals going???

KIDZMAMA said...

Our seven year old boy has been know to be the only boy at all girls parties. It's not that he doesn't like hanging out with boys, he just likes the girls better. No kissing yet!

Dawn said...

This is so cute. I wonder what the game at recess is, girls chasing boys? My son is 4 and is just now starting to not want to be around girls. It makes me a little sad because some of his best friends used to be girls.

OHmommy said...

What a cutie. You are in trouble!!! heehee

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Hmm . . . I wonder if he might be developing the tiniest of crushes on the girl that hits in such a way that he told you about it.

Leah said...

That's funny!!

Jared's our child like that. You never ever ever know what will come out of his mouth, and it's usually something very grown up sounding, or so bizarre that it's just totally hilarious. J's also FULL of hugs. I must 50+ hugs a day from that boy. Which is awesome, because the baby doesn't give me ANY (hardly ever)

MAGIRK said...

Oooooh, the joys of growing up! :D

It's funny that he's so squeemish about the girls now, but that probably just means he'll be the one you have to look out for in a few years! LOL!

GrandmaK said...

Isn't it funny!!!! My kids always told me just about everything. We lived in a very small town when they were growing up. They were so afraid I'd hear what they did from someone else that they told me first...Sometimes you were so relieved at what it was if was difficult to get angry with them...They probably suffered enough just getting up the courage to tell me. I do love their innocence! And then they grow up! Have a grand evening!!! Cathy

Amy said...

maybe the girl hit him on the head and then kissed it to make it better? I have one like that though too, my youngest...Rob and I shake our heads sometimes and wonder where he came from...

Mango Marie said...

My Zach is 8 and has been acting the same...strange way. Hmmmm....

Kellan said...

What a cute story! You better watch that one - I was the different child in our family and that was not necessarily a "good" thing - HA! See you soon. Kellan

suburbancorrespondent said...

Did she hit him because he was kissing her? That's my take on it.

Steph said...

Maybe she really kissed him and he's too embarrassed to tell you!
How cute!

kimmy said...

What a cute story - he sounds like my son! I've always considered Alex to be a spirited child as well.

Kimmy

Irene said...

So, did you ever find out if there was any more to the story?

Jen said...

Too funny. My kindergartener plays "boys chase girls" at recess. One day he came home and was obviously having a bad day. I asked what was wrong and he said, "you know how we play boys chase girls? Well today the girls chased US!" He said it like it was the ultimate indignity too. :)

Tammy said...

I always enjoy your comments on my blog posts. I have found a way to choose the photos easier. I've named each one of them. And I've added even more from which to choose! lol!