Friday, February 12, 2010

Dating advice from a 6-year-old

Quotes from the 6-year-old I'm taking care of from the past four months.

"Marianne, how many boyfriends do you have? You should have more than one in case you get in a fight."

"Are boys all over you? I think so, you just can't admit it. I'm sure they are. They should be. You're too old, if they aren't."

"Marianne, how many boys have you kissed? I've kissed 5." "Oh, A, you've kissed more than me." "Oh, I'm sorry. That's sad. My bad."

And the best...

Her 8-year-old sister was talking about the valentine her "boyfriend" gave her. I started chuckling (I have my own opinions about this new phenomenon of "dating" at 8, but they aren't my kids. Let's just say that my kids better think the opposite sex has cooties until they are at least 12.). ANYWAY... so I'm chuckling, and her 7-year-old friend looks at the 6-year-old and me and said, in complete seriousness, "Don't worry, one day you'll have a boyfriend."

Still trying to decide how to react...


4 comments:

Merri Ann said...

You need to start working on your hard outer shell ... :) ... kids enjoy seeing us adults squirm ... they seem to know when they have hit a spot that makes us cringe. One day, soon enough, your kids, too, will say, "You're butt is huge" and laugh like crazy when they see the shocked look on your face.

Get ready now ...

Hope you have a good weekend....

Marianne said...

funny you used the "big butt" example. A couple months ago I was babysitting my four-year-old cousin and changing his sister's diaper when he comes up to me and said, "Mawianne, you have a BIIIIIIG booty." He then put a bucket around his bum and said, "Look! I'm Mawianne!"

Personally, I laughed so hard I was crying. His mother, on the other hand, was mortified. She tried to punish him, the fact that I thought it was hilarious didn't help her out any hahah.

Kids. They truly do say the darndest things. But you're right, some kids do now how to SHOCK the pants off me!!!

Melissa said...

That's hilarious! Gotta love kids... they can be so blunt!

Anonymous said...

Well, I just want to say that your blog is very entertaining and informational!! (ok, journalist, is that a word??!!) Anyway, I knew you had a good sense of humor but your writings are really fun to read. Keep up the stories of the fam... we are a pretty "funny" family, aren't we?? Love you, Dolly....Mimi XOXOXO

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