Crush phase has begun. Well we’re in our second year of it, at least. I know all about the second grade boys, who is cute, who is funny, who’s a bully, who listens to the teacher and who doesn’t. I know who loves who and who chases who at recess.
I love that my daughter talks to me.
I get to hear all about one boy in particular and just how cute he is and how she is going to marry him when she is 25. I bite my tongue because I remember my first crush in first grade very well. He was such a cutie! I even cut his picture out of the class picture. I didn’t feel that young when I was in first grade, but now that my daughter is there, it seems too young!
When she’s done talking and I’ve listened to all the second grade love stories, I unzip my lips and put in my two mommy cents. We chat about being smart and choosing smart friends (and crushes). We have a saying in our house, which is…
“Smart kids have more fun.”
(I don’t mean kids with the highest I.Q.)
- Smart kids spend less time being in trouble.
- Smart kids get their work done first so they have more time to play.
- Smart kids get good grades and listen to their teachers so they can get good jobs later in life and have more fun because they work hard.
- Smart kids eat good foods and take good care of their body so they don’t get sick and miss out on playing.
And so on…
I know they are young and kids aren’t really going to CHOOSE work over playing or care too much about healthy foods but hopefully by the time they can date, I will have the whole “smart kids have more fun” motto embedded into their little brains and they won’t just settle for “cute.”
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