Girls are already calling my house
OK, a girl has called our house. One girl, not girls. But isn't that how it starts? Once one girl has broken through the phone "wall" my wife and I have erected around our sons, won't other girls rush through the hole created by the first call like soldiers rushing through a hole in a castle wall? It's not going to stop is it?
Perhaps I should back up. My oldest son - the one who got the call - is 5. Yes, 5. He still finds "Blues Clues" mildly entertaining; how can girls (OK, girl) be calling the house?
We got the call on a recent afternoon. My wife answered and there giggles on the other end. After an awkward moment (for my wife at least), the high-pitched voice on the other end asked if my oldest son could come to the phone. My wife, not ready for this moment, said yes. He could come to the phone. Obviously, had she been prepared she would have made up some excuse about why he couldn't come to the phone. Perhaps he was stuck under something heavy or he hadn't eaten all his vegetables at lunch.
My son was tickled pink that he got a phone call from a friend. Previously, he only got calls from relatives. This was his first from a friend - a GIRL friend.
Apparently, she asked for his number in class earlier in the week. He smartly gave it to her - she is cute - and somehow she got up enough nerve to call. I imagine there was an older sister behind this.
They only talked about school and what they were going to play on the playground during recess the next day, but that was enough to send my life into a tailspin. Do I need to have the sex talk now (um, NO!)? Do we need to meet her parents (maybe)? More importantly, do they have a lot of money or at least a house in the Outer Banks we can use?
I know this is merely a sign of things to come and my son isn't aware enough yet that girls will think he's cute. I thought I had more time to get ready, but I guess I was dreaming. Ack!