Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Oh, My! What Children Learn at School!

Yesterday I was asking my 5-year-old kindergartner about his day at school. "Did you have a good day?" I asked.

He sighed and said in an exasperated voice, "Yes. It was OK, but M and I had to have a SERIOUS talk."

M is a cute little girl in his class who he has referred to as his girlfriend all year. She refers to herself in that manner, too. Each time I see her in the hallway, she yells, "Hey, E's mom! I'm E's girlfriend!" RJ and I don't encourage this kind of talk and I often try to make as little of it as possible to try to discourage it. But, this had my curiosity. I wondered if his teacher had made them sit and talk because they interrupted class, or what had happened to warrant a SERIOUS talk...and what is a SERIOUS talk to two 5-year-olds?! So, I asked, "Who said you had to have a serious talk."

"M did," he replied.

"Really, why?" I asked.

"Well, I played with R (Who, by the way, is a boy.) more than I played with her on the playground, and she said if I'm her boyfriend I have to play with her the most. But I told her that once we're married, I AM going to go out and play with the boys sometimes!" E explained to me.
I was flabbergasted! How does he know this stuff?


Joan said...

Oh my goodness! What a stitch!

Jane said...

That is SO cute. I love reading these kinds of stories.

Ruth said...

What can I say? This is wonderful, even for E who is known for being amazingly wonderful. M sounds like a cute little girl but lets hope he does not marry her? What a fun story.

Carol said...

Well, he could marry her - but not for another 20 or so years! What a funny story!

beth said...

ROFL. That's hilarious! I'm glad he's setting down the ground rules for their marriage early!

beth said...

BTW - you've been tagged :)