Thursday, March 20, 2008

It starts. . .


I knew someday (I was hoping much later), my beautiful daughters would begin to get noticed. So imagine my surprise when my first grader came home with $12 from a second grader.


Me: Where did you get that?


Molly: From "Bob" (obviously not his name)


Me: Why?


Molly: I don't really know.


Me: Well, what did he say?


Molly: He said "here, sit by me on the bus tomorrow."


I politely put the money in an envelope and wrote a note to his mother. . .I wasn't quite sure what to say.


"your kid was trying to buy my daughters attention"


"your son gave her money to sit by him"


"your son gave away his lunch money for a chance to sit by my beautiful daughter"


I decided on "Bob gave Molly this money, she wasn't quite sure why, we're just returning it."


Heaven help us.

14 comments:

Hollie said...

Scary....did you meet his mother?

Kage said...

Well, he's just in 2nd grade, it's not like he's 47 or something creepy....

but still, it BEGINS!!!

b. said...

Your responses are hysterical!

I'm glad you went with the last one.

I'll never forget when oldest came home (3rd grade or so) completely devastated that his little (girl)friend returned the very small and inexpensive stuffed bear with a heart he bought at the dollar store for her for Valentine's Day. She said she couldn't accept gifts from boys.

Let's find a happy medium,folks.

wendysue said...

Hollie, yep I know his mom, they live right down the street. . .it was actually quite comical, I wasn't too freaked out by it. . .at least all he wanted was for her to sit by him. . .

Jon Conradt said...

How about, "It is clear to us that you son has enormous potential and should consider a career as a District Attorney or perhaps as a governor. Nebraska is just too small a pond for a kid with talent like that. He should set his sights higher, like New York!

Seriously, keep Elliot Spitzer, Jr. away from my pristine angel or I'll break his fingers.

Sincerely,
A loving mother"

wendysue said...

I KNEW I should've checked with you first Jon!! Thanks for a good laugh this morning!

Lyle said...

$12? Whatever happened to offering a bunch of cows?....Jonny lingo of the 21st century?

Hollie said...

How funny, I was totally thinking that he had seen too much of the news lately or something. Well, I'm glad you know the family. I guess since working at Lincoln's Child Guidance Center I met some very interesting kids that live out there.


So, what did the mom say?

Deb said...

Oh my! These 2nd graders sure know how to work it these days.

I would have had no idea what to say to his mom. You did a good job!!

Audra said...

That's the trouble with having girls! A boy in McKynna's class wants to be her boyfriend- so he asked her.

Her response: I can't have a boyfriend until I'm 16.

little boy: Ok then can i be your boyfriend when your 16?

McKynna: You'll have to wait and see.


girls........

The CEO said...

Holy Cow. Brent and I are shaking our heads!! Good luck...your girls are just tooo darn cute!!

Julie said...

Maybe he just really likes her face....

wendysue said...

Ah, Julie, if only she were so lucky to have a sweet little crush like your little boy!

~j. said...

I've been thinking about this post for a few days because my daughter, who is in kindergarten, comes home with treasures that other kids "just gave" to her. One day it was a package of crackers. A PACKAGE OF CRACKERS. What is going on here? Do I let it go? Some of these gifts are from girls. No, most of them are. I guess I'll just let it go until we start seeing the cash flowing in, and then I'll take your lead.