A not so secret secret admirer
So Kylie got her first Valentine and I know I should probably be worried, but I think it's the cutest thing ever. One of the early morning teachers came up to Kylie and gave her a gift bag with a card that said "to Kylie, from your secret admirer, Brycen" and inside was this little bear filled with chocolate hearts. Oh my cuteness. She was so emberassed and tried to give it away to her friend (which I can not understand why, if I was her I would have been so giddy and on cloud nine. Of course I think I was boy crazy from the minute I emerged from the womb). This little boy has had a crush on her ever since kindergarten and she has always blown him off. She may flirt with the best of them, but she really isn't into boys and I'm glad. She said it did make her feel good that he gave her the present, but that she only liked him as a friend. It was sweet and innocent which is a far cry from the drama with another boy, Zach. He is every parents worst nightmare for their daughter. He kept telling Kylie she was "sexy and hot", invited her to his house for a hot tub party, told her that she needed to wear a sexy bikini to the hot tub party and said he would buy her one of she didn't have one (her response: "I don't own a bikini and I never will!" Go Kylie, I must have done something right.), and chasing her around the playground every recess to show her his boxers. I wanted to smack the kid for bursting her little bubble of innocence, but instead of resorting to violence I talked to her teacher who talked to the principal who immediately took him into the office for a chat and called Kylie up to the office to tell her how proud she was that she stood up for herself and told someone what he was doing (a shout out to her amazing principal). Then a few days later her friend overheard a conversation he had with his friends involving Kylie and the "F" word. Kylie immediately told her teacher who didn't do anything about it (no shout out to her not so amazing teacher), so instead Kylie marched her little legs straight to the prinicpal's office where she immediately called him in and he had to sit there the rest of the day and was also suspended from recess for the entire month (another shout out to the amazing principal). Hopefully that's the end of that. I was so proud of Kylie for the way she handled the situation and I was glad that we were able to have some good conversations about what kind of boys she would want to date and what boys to stay away from when she's older. I honestly was so surprised to hear that kind of stuff coming from a little 8 year old boys mouth and it makes me wonder if I need to give her "THE" talk. I never thought we would be dealing with so much boy drama in the third grade and it scares me to think of what is yet to come.