Monday, November 19, 2007

The "B" Word

I knew it was coming sometime but I was hoping it wouldn't start this year. Yes, I finally heard it on the car ride home today. "Mom, Matilda (name has been changed :-) says George (name also changed) is my BOYFRIEND." NO!! I scream on the inside but on the outside remain relatively calm as I want Claremarie to continue to share with me on these car rides home after school. She goes on to tell me that she hopes George doesn't think she is his girlfriend (Thank you Lord. I wasn't ready for that.) and that she just really likes to play tag and hide and go seek with him. The conversation ended by me saying that I'm glad she can play with both boys and girls. She has never really been one to talk about boyfriends and girlfriends and I was hoping it would not start in 2nd grade.

I am so not ready for her to grow up in this world full of complicated relationships that can bring the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It was a great reminder for me to make sure she is grounded with the truth from the ONE who will never let her down and that Sam and I need to be faithful in praying for her future mate.
So for now we are safe but I guess I need to start preparing. Who knows when the "B" word will pop up again............

1 comment:

Holly said...

scary subject. cute picture. I am SOOOOOO not ready for that stuff and I think I'll just on pretending like they'll be little forever!