On the way home from school my son informed me that he needed to find a crush. As in a girl that he likes. Allegedly, it is horrible that he is almost out of elementary school (6th grade to be exact) and has not had his first crush.
So, apparently he is looking.
During the conversation I learned that everyone is doing it. No, not "it." They're only in the 6th grade for pete's sake. Everyone is getting a crush. And they are dating. Dating I learned involves holding hands....and wait for it....even kissing.
Now mind you, during this conversation the girl child is in the backseat repeating "Trent are you sure you should be telling mom all this?" Perhaps she is on to something!
I asked him what he was looking for in a crush.
|I mean, he has to have high standards with this for a mom. Right?|
He let me know that he needed a girl that agreed with him. By this he meant that he did not want a girl that wanted him to buy her things, with him getting nothing in return. If he got her a gift, he expects a gift. If he holds the door for her, she should hold one for him. He's looking for 50/50.
Not sure if I think this is brilliant or horrible.
Welcome to the tween years. I guess Doug and I need to prepare for our new era of parenting.