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    Boys are just as crazy as girls

    What I learned this week:
    Having had three daughters, the childrearing years my husband and I faced were filled with lots of drama, plenty of boy-crazy moments.

    As they've had only sons (so far), I thought Megan and Preston might escape the thrills, chills, and tear spills associated with the crazy crushes on the opposite sex. Mostly because I didn't think boys were as crazy about girls as girls are about boys. I thought concerns about cooties — as well as indifference to cuties — was par for the course for males under the age of, oh, maybe 14 or so.

    Then I saw something yesterday that changed my mind.

    Mac and I walked to pick up Bubby after school yesterday. Bubby and his classmates ran around while parents mingled or talked to the teacher — Megan, my daughter and Bubby's mom, whom I wanted to touch base with before heading back home with her sons. Mac joined the big kids, and as I waited, I caught the following, a foretelling of what Megan and Preston have in store:

    girl crazy boys 

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    So I admit I was wrong: Boys clearly get girl crazy — and far earlier than I ever would have imagined.

    Thank you for reading! Enjoy your weekend!

    Today's question:

    How old were you when you had your first crush and who was it on?

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    Too funny that Gramma captured the moment on camera! (and looks to me like the feelings are reciprocated) Like you, I wonder if my grandson will think girls have cooties. At the moment, he acts like a two year old Casanova.

    I was four years old when I had my first crush on a little red haired boy with freckles. That childhood crush turned into my first love and lasted for many years until I met my husband. Since we're still friends today, I guess it proves that sometimes those playground moments turn into special memories and soft spots in the heart.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    That is really cute. Since I have a son and a grandson, I was not too surprised, though.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    My first crush was Johnny Butler....he kissed me under water in the swimming pool in 3rd grade.
    Megan and Preston have some fun times ahead with all the girls that will be chasing after those two cute boys.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    It could be what you thought, but in my experience - granted my boys are on the clueless side of things - that looks more like an ambush. There are two kinds of boys, the Romeos and the Ambushers. Time will tell...

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Hollis

    By the way, my most important crush was Scott Emerick, the nice boy down the street. I loved him from third through eight grade. It wasn't meant to be, he was at least 8 inches shorter than me.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Hollis

    I had a crush on Allen McDonald until he tried to kiss me in the cloak room and I slapped him and got an A-MINUS on Citizenship, all in First grade! So, we were both crazy.

    Megan and Preston will have the same goofiness from their cute sons that you and Jim had with your pretty girls. Believe me because, remember, I had both girls AND boys, they're both crazy.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    LOVE the pictures and who could resist a girl in pink cowboy boots! While I've only had girls, too I wasn't surprised as Amara got kissed by a boy in preschool! He ran up to her on the playground and kissed her on the cheek! I agree, Preston and Megan are in serious trouble down the road!

    As for my first crush, it was kindergarten but he broke up with me a few weeks into the school year for one of the other girls in our class. I never did like her!

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    I remember liking a boy in first grade.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershelley zurek

    Love the pics! My two grandsons have been attentive to girls for many years. (They are tweens.) They are also very conscious of feminine beauty in adult women, such as their teachers. They love having pretty teachers.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Adcox

    In first grade I liked a boy named Philip whose walk to school coincided with mine for a couple of blocks. Looking back, he may have liked me, too, because he began showing up at just the right time far more often than before. Eleven years later he asked me to the prom, but there were no sparks.

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBLissed-Out Grandma

    When my grandson was in first grade he came home from school and told my daughter he had to change schools because his girlfriend had broken up with him and she was THE one! He was devastated.
    As for my first crush, I can't remember back that far!

    October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanie Emaus

    Priceless captures! :)

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