Dating ... in 6th Grade?
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|Mon, 09-01-2003 - 8:02am|
But, Kelli (my 7 y.o.) was playing with a friend the other day who's older brother goes to school with Kevin and is Kevin's friend, and she came home and told me that the friend's mom had to drop off 3 boys at the mall to meet 3 girls to go to a movie. One of the boys is Kevin's best friend. The girls in question are Kelli's cheerleading coaches ... and a full year older than the boys. And, I know ONE YEAR doesn't make a big difference, but I think that a year in middle school DOES make a big difference. Girls generally mature faster anyway. I ran into the friend's mom at the grocery store yesterday, and I asked her about it ... and she said that this past summer was the summer of discovering girls for her DS. (He also has an older sister entering high school this year, so I guess that shouldn't surprise me.) She also thinks it's odd that the girls want to be with the boys. I'm thinking that perhaps the girls aren't quite as socially savvy as their 7th grade counterparts and are more comfortable with the less experienced 6th graders or something.
But, I find the whole thing unsettling. I can't even imagine Kevin having a phone conversation with a girl ... although everyone keeps telling me to 'watch out' ... Kevin is really nice looking and HE may not realize it, but the girls will soon, and the phone will start ringing.
OMG ... is this really happening at this age?
OK, I do remember having 'boyfriends' when I was 10-11 years old, but we didn't actually 'GO' anywhere. Dropping off at a mall to go to a movie ... that is a date, don't you think? Is this really what is happening at this age? Or is this more of an isolated incident?