My 7 year old son is a social butterfly. Wait, butterflies are boys too, right? Wouldn’t want him to read this in the future and be all offended and stuff.
Anyways, the moment he wakes up he demands that I call all his friends moms to find him a play date as his after school activity. The moment I pick him up from school, he starts drilling me about who is coming over to play. He gets sort of temper tantrumy when he finds out that most kids are busy after school due to some serious over scheduling that some parents tend to do. No, I’m not ripping, I’m simply stating.
Right now, at this very moment, we are in the midst of our Spring Break. Which, looking outside my kitchen window, I’m wondering where Spring is, exactly.
The demanding of play dates from my son is kicked up a notch during this time because, well, he’s home due to lack of over scheduling on my part. But, I won’t get into that, I’ll save it for a different post. Long short though, kids need a minute to be young and kid-like without being schlepped, 7 days a week, to 82 different activities. ANYWAYS…
My son has this little friend. It’s a girl. She is adorable. She plays more wild than most of the boys my son has played with.
I called her mom this morning to see if we could get the kids together today, even though they played yesterday. We discussed, briefly, the fact that our kids play so cute together. But then, she said something that completely threw me…
“Yes, they DO play so nice together. But yesterday, they were pretending to kiss. I don’t know what’s going on there.”
So, I assured her that I would discuss it with my son before taking him over to her house. Despite the fact that I know, for certain, that the girl is usually the instigator in this particular scenario.
I discussed with my son the fact that no kissing is allowed. No pretend kissing is allowed. No making toys kiss is allowed.
He shrugged and said fine. He didn’t care all that much.
He told me, in a very serious tone, that he needs to tell his friend because she’s “the boss”.
Well, at least he learned something from all this.