Friday, July 09, 2010

Little girl growing up

Tonight I took Caley to a slumber party. She went to one a few months ago and I was super nervous that she would freak out at bedtime. This time though, she seemed much better. On the drive there she said, "Mommy...I think boys are cute." My heart dropped. What did she just say? I asked, "What do you mean sweetie?" And she replied, "Like Wesley, and Magnus and that other baby, they're cute." My heart went back to where it belonged and I had a sense of relief. Just to make sure I asked, "What do you think of boys your age?" To which she replied, "I don't know" which means she doesn't think what I think she might think about boys.

I don't care if it makes me an overprotective parent, but I really hope Caley doesn't think boys are cute in the way I thought boys were cute for many many many many many more years.

But still, it's only a matter of time. Which scares the bejeezus outta me right now. :)


Melody C. Bondurant said...

amen to that! I am super nervous about crushes and flirts and "girlfriends" for heaven sake. Can we go back to the era of true courtships and arranged marriages PLEASE!
In all honesty, I think I'm scared because I allowed my heart to be too readily given away and found myself compromising my purity. Oh the cry of a parent that doesn't want my children too make my mistakes over again.

Bill, Addie, Caley, Amelia, and Wesley said...

I agree Melody! I'm scared for my daughters that they will make my same mistakes and experience heartache as I did. In those times I have to remind myself that God can use anything for good, even in my failures as a parent.