Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cooties and Cougars

When Isaac was in kindergarten there were two girls in his class who had enormous crushes on him. One day I went into the class to help with some activity and he sat at a table with one girl draped over each shoulder as they fawned over him. The expression on his face said, "I could get rid of these pests in about 2 seconds if I were allowed to be rude, but I have to be polite. I really hope cooties aren't fatal."

He regularly complained about the girls in his class being annoying. One day I asked him if he found any of them tolerable. His eyes brightened when he said, "Oh yeah! I like to play with Lydia at recess. She will play chase with us. One time she caught me, threw me on the ground, and sat on my head!" It was all innocent but pretty funny to hear.

Fast forward to last night at dinner when Diana announced two neighbor girls, one who is 17 and the other who is 16, are both gaga for Isaac, who is 13. Calypso confirmed the rumor and added, "They both say if Isaac were about 4 or 5 years older they'd be all over him!" Isaac blushed head to toe.

For the record, I will no longer find it humorous if a game of chase followed by sitting on heads occurs. The young cougars best beware of a mama bear.*

*They are actually nice girls. I just needed blog fodder.
But I got my eyes open.

24 comments:

G-Man said...

Awww let the children play Trini!!
Head crushing is an Excellent game!
hehehe

Cocotte said...

Funny story! I remember when I was a senior in HS, I had the hotts for this foxy freshman guy. My friends thought I was so weird. I think the tide has turned now with the whole cougar thing.

Mona said...

Hehehehe, that is too funny!

Sitting on the head :D , I can picture that & it seems so comic!

Craver Vii said...

16 and 17? That's a real confidence builder for a young man!

Cheesy said...

Tag he is IT!!!!

LMAO

Ella said...

i am TOTALLY dealing with that sort of thing and The Boy right now (Kindergarten). only he'll admit full on that he has a girlfriend, "wory wif da wed heaoh" (translation: Rory with the red hair). she blows him kisses.

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Balou said...

I like that he blushed. Sounds like he'll need extra allowance for date nights. ;)

Desmond Jones said...

She sat on his head, huh?

You'll wanna keep an eye on that girl. . .

Queenie said...

I do hope he doesn't become easy prey!!!!!
"Cool for cats"

furiousBall said...

i'm not ready for this with my kids... i think i'll take the hulk hogan approach and just scare any would be beaus and belles

S said...

Oh you'd better tell Ella to watch her boy...you know how those wed heaoh Worys can be!

Too cute!

LR is doing this social dance class, and they switch partners constantly...and we sit there enjoying the rotation...a 12 yo boy that is 4 feet tall, a 12 yo boy that is 6 feet tall, a 12 year old boy that smells funny, a 12 year old boy that stares at all the girls chests, a 12 yo boy that has the best manners in the world and you wonder if he'll be hanging out with the Rufus crowd, and even 12 yo 6 foot tall emo boys, all with suits on! So cute!

Suldog said...

Ah, Lime, I can't possibly say anything funnier than the pictures being worked up in imagination by your words. Sitting on heads, indeed.

barman said...

All I can say is I want what ever Isaac has. He has it going on. Of course I can do without the head sitting part.

Of course the leason to be learned, don't mess with mama bear's cubs.

Mona said...

Lime! You commented even before I had the actual written post up!

Its up now!

VE said...

That chase game and head sitting story...yeah, I've had that fantasy before... ha ha

Kathryn said...

Oh my! What a little heartbreaker! And I'd agree that sitting on heads at this stage of the game would be questionable. ;)

airplanejayne said...

....sitting on heads.....


yup.

sorry -- you betcha, I'm at the store!!!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Oh Oh... sounds like a lot of broken hearts coming down the pike...:)

Protect your cub mama bear...but remember not to be OVER BEARING! :D

BTExpress said...

Go Isaac!

coopernicus said...

Asking for (female) volunteers to play some chase later at my place...

Jocelyn said...

I'm just too naughty-minded to go near that "sitting on the head" business. These are lovely children, after all.

But, you know.

Polt said...

hehehehe...great story.

I see Isaac gets all his looks from his mama, right? :)

HUGS...

Maddy said...

Well thanks for the lovely moments of escapism. I shall keep my comment brief as I'm whacked out on Vicodin at the moment and it's usually very dangerous to combine blogging and drugs.
Best wishes