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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Not Far From the Tree

My little apple. She's got her first crush. And it's on the bad boy from the class. Of course, he isn't really that bad being only nine years old, but he's the baddest of the third grade boys. He's extremely intelligent, wears dark clothing, and has an air of indifference about him. He is "way cool." All the girls love him, especially mine.

I always loved the bad boys, too. And it was never good. Fun, certainly. Exciting, absolutely. Good, never. I can't bear to watch history repeat itself. I've got about a million bad boy stories, none of them with a happy ending. But I remind myself she's only eight, so I'm going to be rational and calm and not run screaming at her to be careful and to watch out. I'm just nervous that one day that's exactly what I might have to do. Eight going on eighteen.

My little apple. Oh no.

6 Comments:

Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

Start getting enough sleep and taking your vitamins Elsie...IT BEGINS.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Elsie said...

Joy, it was over as quickly as it began. She came home from school yesterday and announced that the bad boy was mean to her friend. Now she doesn't like him any more. Seems she doesn't like them to be too bad.

7:33 AM  
Blogger MaryB said...

Soooooo glad my Kate's 24! ;-) I was never attracted to bad boys, and fortunately Kate only dated a couple of guys that I thought were just a little too "smooth." Still, I'm glad she's settled (it seems) with a good, rational, loving guy and I don't have to bite my tongue about it. Here's hoping your little apple loses the bad boy attraction before the dating years!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I wonder what it is about bad boys that is so attractive - even to sensible, happily-married middle-aged women!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Elsie said...

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7:10 AM  
Blogger Elsie said...

Liz, I wonder too. There's just something about them. Glad I finally realized that there's nothing better than being married to one of the "good" ones!

7:11 AM  

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