Mary shows off to her “crush” at the playground….
What do you say to your 5-year-old when she, very seriously, tells you…
“I think, I’m gonna tell G that I love him.”
Here’s what I wanted to say.
“Girls don’t tell boys they love him. Not until you hear them say it first…. What if all he says back is “Thank you.” Are you prepared for that? Or are you expecting him to say, “I love you, too.” Do you really LOVE him? Or are you just very attracted to him?”
But, then, shouldn’t we be having this conversation, at least, 10 years from now?
What I did say (which I’m not really proud of)…
“No, don’t tell him.”
What would you have done?