So many of my friends (with, thankfully, slightly older children) have been talking lately about their children’s first “girlfriends” and “boyfriends” and the not quite dating that comes with the tween and teen territory. As I’m doing some deep breathing, trying to stop the panic racing through my mind about my babies potentially dating (how can this happen?), I thought back on my first “boyfriend.”
When I was in the second grade, I actually had a “boyfriend” – and younger than either of the wee ones are now. Yikes. It’s the perfect time to answer this week’s #VlogMom question from Alissa of Clever Compass.
Granted, when I think about my first long lasting crush where I actually thought about marriage, I was slightly older. Maybe in fourth grade. And the object of my crush was John Denver. I would play his albums over and over on my mom’s record player. To this day, I can probably sing every lyric from his greatest hits album with little to no prompting. I was convinced I would marry him. Needless to say, my fantasy was eventually crushed.