An Observation - Starting younger these days???  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
9/15/2005 11:46 am

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An Observation - Starting younger these days???

I was making my drive through my rural routes yesterday. When I drive, I like to observe the world around me. For those who put blinders on while they are driving is beyond me. How can you not be observant about a new sign on the road, some new land marks along the way, etc.????

While passing by an elementary school and sitting at a light, I observed some (not older than 2nd graders) boys and girls walking around the field together hand in hand. In 3rd grade, I had set the pace of walking around hand in hand with a boy because David Cone and I were the first who went “steady” with each other (at least, while we were at school). Now they are rampantly doing it in the 2nd grade.

I am waiting to see kindergarteners start the trend too, although, I guess my daughter set that trend by walking around with a boy that was in the 2nd grade while she was still in kindergarten!! I guess I should have known, then that she would always like her boys older!!! LOL.....

Anyhow, I was glad to see those 2nd graders getting along and building that female-male communication at a young age. Perhaps, it will be those young folks who will also have long lasting relationships as an adult?????

We’ll see.


rm_sharksnsails 46M
738 posts
9/17/2005 8:30 pm

Better they hold hands and kiss than blow away virtual cop and run over virtual hookers on GTA,
of all the bad things kids can be doing at too young an age the kissin and hand holden doesnt scare me as uch as some of the alternatives.

ThumbChickStool 33F

9/16/2005 3:35 pm

I think until a certain age, the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing is just a status thing. Kinda like when they get their first car or first cell phone, they flaunt it for the status jump they get. But at that age it is cute.

However, it's the parent's job to teach them what's right, wrong, and how to respect themselves and others. I wouldn't mind my 7 year old holding hands, but if it gets to kissing and stuff, then i'd have to set the foot down and explain certain things. But overall, it's cute.

Many kisses

rm_CookieLips2 61M

9/16/2005 8:33 am

TxRose, Isn't it just too bad that you don't see Adults holding hands very often any more? What's up with that? My first real Girlfriend used to walk with me, her arm around my waist, with her hand in my back jeans pocket and I liked it! You know, I miss that!

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/16/2005 5:06 am

My daughter came home from her first day of kindergarten, smiley widely, and stated "Trey's my boyfriend." When I asked how she knew this, she put her hands on her little hips and exclaimed "Because I told him he was!"

Lordy, lordy...I've had my hands full since.

Efilnikufecin69 47M

9/15/2005 11:17 pm

@nightguy1961- I agree. That is just the good old typical American prudity! It is amazing how much the Americans(and I am one) claim to be so powerful, so free and yet they are(well, not all of them) so prude. Here in Europe, the children grow up with sexuality. There is limited nudity even in the commercials on tv here. When the children go swimming at the lake, or at one of the many pool complexes here, the women lay topless and noone cares! That is freedom! I always laughed my ass of that in the States everybody sleeps with everybody else, but would never admit to it. Or that John screws his neighbors wife Peggy on Saturday, and yet goes to Church on Sunday and sings in the Choir as if he were a Saint. That is one of the reasons I decided to stay in Europe. Here, the people are comfortable with their sexuality and you won't get sued for telling a woman she has a nice ass. It may be expensive to live here, but it is a much finer place.

nightguy1961 55M
4866 posts
9/15/2005 9:42 pm's nice that you see the innocence in kids holding hands....wasn't long ago, I was reading how a 7 year old boy was sent for psychiatric testing because he kissed a 7 year old girl on the playground.
Seemed the PC police thought it was sexual harrassment.....sheesh.

And people wonder where my cynicism stems from......

dano6332 56M

9/15/2005 8:28 pm

I hope your right. I think our younger folks scare the hell out of me with no strings "hook ups" earlier and earlier. Hell maybe I am outdated but I think having to work so hard to get to second base made you appreciate things when you were younger. Now a BJ between friends seems to mean nothing. Hey I just want to know when they learn basic respect for each other. I know 2nd graders are not doing it and are cute as bunnies but I think society is selling kids short. I have 3 sons so it is easier but when did it become ok for girls in grade school to dress like Brittany with thongs? Hell I guess I am just getting old.

jim5131 55M
1296 posts
9/15/2005 3:24 pm

I remember having a 'girlfriend' in the fourth grade..(I confess, I can't remember her name)..but this was different: I would dress up a little, go over to her house and spend time with her..actually, she had a Japanese pachinko machine, like an upright pinball miachine, which was extremely cool for 1970..we would play that for hours and talk. NONE of my buddies would do that.

ProtonicMan 47M

9/15/2005 3:11 pm

My four-year-old daughter is already "married" to her former "boyfriend" from preschool. I think they even had a ceremony where the teacher presided. Very cute.


digdug41 49M

9/15/2005 3:00 pm

I have an eight year old daughter who scares the bejesus out of me`and the boys that do like her tease her and throw water balloons at her and she comes upstairs to tell me whats happened and I have to mediate because the feelings they create in each other never last long and then she walking around holding the little cretins hand and I'm terrified cuz she's just like me gotta keep a close eye on her

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

9/15/2005 1:12 pm

My son is in fifth grade. There's a girl at his school who's been claiming off and on that she's his girlfriend since kindergarten. They've never held hands that I know of, but once, about three years ago, they kissed in the play area at McDonald's. I didn't see them, but I heard them talking about it beforehand, and I heard the "Eeeewwww!!!" afterwards.

God, I hope she's not really his girlfriend. He can do so much better.

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