Monday, January 31st 2011
Caden-6yr, Hands OFF the Ladies

Do y’all remember when Caden-6yr wanted to get a hot tub with his friend, Lindsey? I do. I was reminded of that today, and not in a a good way.

Today when I got to school to pick up the kids, I did not see Caden-6yr. In the parking lot, I saw Caden-6yr’s large winter coat spread out and a very large lump underneath. His teacher went over to the lump and patted it. Caden-6yr stood up, turned toward the car and walked to me, with a knowing little smirk on his face.

When he stood up, taking his coat with him, it was revealed that there were two adorable little first grade girls now no longer covered by the warmth of my oh-so-stinkin’-chivalrous son who was gallantly shielding their girly selves from the 50 degree weather.

He got in the car and his teacher and I exchanged a look over his head. “Were you..?”  I didn’t end that sentence. I didn’t want to react too fast and say the wrong thing.

“Cuddling some girls, Mom.”  He had the nerve to raise one little blond eyebrow at me as he went to his seat in the back of the giant mom-mobile.

“Um. Yeah. That’s what I thought you were doing.”

“What? They were cold.”  All mock-innocence. And yes, he’s only 6, but it was MOCK. Trust me.

I think he’s taken his private, Christian schooling a little too far with the we’re all ‘brothers and sisters in Christ’ thing. I mean, REALLY. Can the 6 yr old just start feeling a little less love for the ladies and maybe catch a bad case of cooties instead? I can’t stand this.

UNHAND THE FEMALE FIRST GRADERS ALREADY, CADEN-6YR.

There will be a Serious Talk. But first I have to get rid of my caps lock mindset and figure out what to say in the Serious Talk. THEN there will be a Serious Talk.

Until then, lock up your daughters, please.

~hm

10 Comments on “Caden-6yr, Hands OFF the Ladies”

1
LaLa
February 1st, 2011
9:01 am

Oh. WOW. I’m recalling his magnetic infancy, when he could call strange ladies to him from across the mall with only the power of his eyes. Good luck with the Talk. Wow.

2
Kelsey
February 1st, 2011
9:28 am

LaLa,
yeah. the worst part is he hasn’t actually done anything wrong so it’s harder to communicate. he hasn’t done anything to anyone that is a concrete example of NO, DON’T and it makes this conversation so much more… intangible. not good for a very literal 6 yr old.

i think there will be uses of the words ‘respect’ and ‘boundaries’ and… that’s all I got so far.

Oh, well here’s an opening, after all. He just came in with my bra on his head. Seth gets all serious and calls those my ‘yadee things.’
Ugh.
(snow day)

3
Jan
February 1st, 2011
10:25 am

LOL oh my goodness, can’t wait until the hormones kick in!!!
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Dawn
February 1st, 2011
12:16 pm

I can’t help but laugh, but I promise I’m not laughing at you – I’m laughing WITH you because I have one of those. When he was 7 and a ringbearer, all of the bridesmaids were claiming that he was their boyfriend. When he was a baby, he made eyes at people across the restaurant, and now at (almost) 10, he has no indication of ever being afraid of catching cooties – while his 12 yo sister wants nothing to do with boys. Oh, the challenges of raising a “Ladies Man” – there’s nothing like it….
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.endtransmission.
February 1st, 2011
1:04 pm

Sorry HM, I’m laughing. Magnetic personality, stunning good looks, wise beyond his years? Yeah, you got a handful there. Homeschooling or locking him in a closet until he’s 18 are two options…..
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Kelsey
February 1st, 2011
1:13 pm

Jan,
NOT EVEN FUNNY, girl!

Dawn,
Please keep me posted on your rearing of this particular child! PLEASE? And is there anything that helps…? I just want him to tone it down a tad, yaknow?

.endtransmission.,
yeah, that’s a good description of him. seeing as how I woke up and felt totally robbed that the school unnecessarily declared this a Snow Day, I might not be cut out for homeschooling… will have to check closets for suitability… ; )

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Jennifer Sullivan
February 1st, 2011
3:58 pm

I shouldn’t be laughing. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help it. He is such a Casanova! I’m sure you will find the right way to handle this. In the meantime, at least the girls didn’t get cold! I will pray for you to find the right words…
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LaLa
February 1st, 2011
9:49 pm

1) “Yadee things.” Ew. That needs to go on The List.
2) Remember when Caden was 2 and he thought is was the absolute acme of comedy to run around the house with dirty underwear on his head? It didn’t matter whose it was. The ‘yadee things’ made me think of it.
3) He may be a literal kid (ha, definitely, gets that from you), and this may be a conversation about things that should remain intangible for years to come (YEARS), but he clearly has a certain, um, instinct in this department. Maybe get him to provide some of the words about what he’s up to and what he’s feeling…?

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Kelsey
February 1st, 2011
9:54 pm

1. I yike yadee things! I think it’s adorable!
2. yes. that was awful. particularly when it was my underwear.
3. WHAT? HE BETTER NOT BE FEELING ANYTHING OR UP TO ANYTHING AND IF SO I DON”T WANT WORDS. I may not be ready for this talk after all.

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Dawn
February 3rd, 2011
7:17 pm

Will do, Kelsey…. I’m not sure I really have a lot of advice – we are blessed to be one of those homeschooling famlies, so his contact with girls is limited :-) Although, he does have this one little friend (thankfully out of state) that he wants to call ona regular basis lol I think that as long as they are sweet and thinking of others then it will all work out. Does Caden compliment and love up on you? Mine does……maybe that’s a good indication of how they will treat other girls?? Where oh where is my Young Casanova Instruction Manual??
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