Friday, November 14, 2008

Rules of Dating...According to 3rd Graders

Let me start by saying that I do not allow my daughter to date. And she won't be dating for a LONG time.



We do however live in a wonderful neighborhood filled with lots of kids.


During a recent neighborhood bonfire, the upcoming Donut Man concert at our church was mentioned. I was going to be taking Madison and her friend Sophia, but we had two extra tickets. Ahem, I can not imagine why Joe did not want to go? A couple of boys Madison's age overheard and expressed interest in going with us.


As these kids have socialized together since preschool, this really should not of been a big deal. But suddenly, it became clear to me that this playdate was different.


While Madison and her friend feigned annoyance at the prospect of going somewhere with, gasp, BOYS, their non-stop talking about the big day betrayed their true feelings.


Really, that was all they seemed to talk about. They even went so far as to type up a list of rules for the boys:
The rules actually start off pretty reasonable and respectable. No touching -a rule I hope she always adheres to where the opposite sex is concerned. Be nice, say please and thank-you.

With the introduction of "do not talk to us in public", the rules went down-hill from there.

Thinking that the poor boys must have been hurt by this note, I was all set to make Madison apologize when we picked them up for the concert.

Apparently the boys were unfazed. They jumped in the car and promptly starting burping, as they smugly declared that "burping" was not on the list of rules.

At least they are learning early how bossy women can be.




24 comments:

JessieLeigh said...

Wow, a lot of thought went into all those rules! :)

I think "Don't be a butt" was an inspired choice... I mean, that covers so many things, right? LOL

matt said...

Oh my God. You've given me a painful flashback...these are the EXACT rules that pretty much every girl in high school made me follow. Thanks a lot.

Stephanie said...

That might just be the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!
(and cruel, but hey..more power to her! lol)
Sounds like you have a smart girl on your hands!
"dont be a butt" PRICELESS

Kristie said...

Too funny! I am so not ready to have a saasy smart daughter around the house.

Erin said...

I love the rules!! Good thinking girls!!

Tanja said...

All good girls have rules! What an adorable post. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you around!

OHmommy said...

She's so stinking cute. I love bossy. ;)

Kellan said...

That is the cutest list - HA! I need a copy of that list to give to my 11 year old son - HA!

Have a great weekend - Kellan

Rachel said...

okay that's funny! what a great story to document. thanks for sharing. madison is one smart little girl.

Cassie said...

That's hilarious! Don't be a butt...so funny.

4funboys said...

wow... I need that list

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh that's funny, she is a woman who knows what she wants--the irony is my Dino is such the anal neat freak, he'd be more likely to make the rules. Last week at pre-k, he stared a girl during lunch chewing with her mouth opened and turned to the teacher shouting 'she's RUDE' ;)

Stephanie said...

Oh I love it! Those are some pretty creative little rules. I wonder how long til she changes her mind about some of them though ;)

just a girl... said...

oh man this cracks me up. In 6th grade my son broke up with his gf because he was tired of getting her milk and listening to her talk at lunch. Now in 8th grade he is even worse. Great Post

Jenn said...

Found you through CFHusband... these rules are hilarious!!!!!

Robin said...

As the only girl in a household of boys I would like to post her rules. Unfortunately the "Don't be a butt." would just start the giggles and fart noises. In fact she should add - No fart noises or fart jokes.

Colleen said...

Ha... as the mother of one of those boys this post is HIGH-LAR-EEE-OUS!!! I had no idea Madison and Sohpia gave the boys that list of rules. So like Luke to figure out a loop hole with the burping and all but I kind of think "don't be a butt" may have made him a rule-breaker.

Great post...

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