Friday, September 07, 2007

Lost Innocence

Before Kelsey went to school today, she said,"Mom, did you know girls rock and boys suck?" Taken aback, I said "No, I didn't and where did you hear that? We don't say those kind of words." Kelsey said kind of quietly, "Marly told me that yesterday at school." I told her those were bad words, well they weren't all that bad, but pretty bad, sassy, mean words. I asked her if she knew what they meant and she said no. So I did a little explaining. She said she wouldn't say that anymore, but she let me know that she would say she sucked a sucker, and that is not bad.
She also told me about playing chase with the boys at recess yesterday. The boys chased the girls then the girls turned around and chased the boys. Hee Hee Hee.
So an hour later we went to play group. We have done play group with about the same people for about 3 years. There is a boy Kelsey's age named Noah and they play great together. Noah as the same teacher as Kelsey, but he goes in the afternoon. Well, they must preach NO BOYS AND GIRLS CAN PLAY TOGETHER at recess at our school because Noah wouldn't play with a girl today. It doesn't matter that 2 weeks ago they were best friends.
So we leave play group so I can take Kelsey to school and she tells me Noah kissed her. As I picked my chin up off the ground and strap Kendal into her car seat, I nonchalantly ask her what she thought about that. These are her exact words, "I can't believe I got my first kiss today" with a flushed face. So as we are driving to the school I ask her why Noah kissed her but was so mean to her also. She didn't know. We near the school and I see her looking out the window and say softly "Noah kissed me, I can't believe it. I gotta tell my friends." Okay, so if this would have happened 2 weeks ago, before my sweet innocent naive darling went to school, it would have been no big deal. Noah kissed her, so what? They were great friends and they always played princess and prince together. But now that her little eyes have been opened to the world, it definately matters to her now. I guess parenting has just begun, potty training and naptime fights are way in the past. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Mom said...

Oh yeah,,,, How i remember those days,,,,,,I recall how i had growing up daughters and a son,,,,, i longed for the days when they were still little and so innocnet,,,,,Hold on Rachel,,,, your in for a longgggggg ride..... but if anyone can do it, You can!

Amanda lee said...

AHHHHH, thinking ot that makes me laugh so hard but also makes so sad because I don't want them to grow up so fast. Can you please keep Kelsey avaliable till Thomas is 16 so I can hook them up? I am glad you are going through all of this before me so you can tell me what to do with my kiddos!

Krista said...

Thank goodness I am only dealing with potty training at this point! It sounds like you handled it quite well. I don't know what I would have done!

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Tori said...

Oooohh I love it! I am only with Taylor part time and I have stress with the things she says. It is really hard not to have a huge reaction sometimes.
I know that you are a wonderful mom and your little girl will do fine!

Anonymous said...

Did her dad put his shotgun by the front door and cancel play groupd indefinately? I can just imagine his reaction. She is so grown-up! Mindy

Rachel said...

Actually, Matt laughed. She had told him earlier in the day that boys suck and he didn't say anything about it!! I don't know about that feller!

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