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Monday, October 15, 2007

Peg, that boy ain't right...

For the last 8 months or so, Peter will abruptly declare that he is not getting married. He will say it out of the blue as if someone has just asked him about his feelings on marriage. I find this behavior very odd for a not quite 5 year old. The only thing I can figure is that maybe some of the girls in his class at school have been talking about marriage. I know that on the playground the girls will chase the boys around and perhaps he thinks marriage is what happens when one of the girls catches one of the boys …he wouldn’t be too far off.

I don’t make a big deal out of his declarations because I don’t want him to think it matters one way or the other. And of course it doesn’t matter one way or the other but I keep screaming in my head, “You have to married! I want lots of grandbabies!” Although one could argue that he could still give me lots of grandbabies without being married. That, however, is a whole other post.

Back to the story at hand…at least once a week Peter will declare, “I am not going to get married!” To which I try to reply nonchalantly, “That’s fine. You don’t have to get married if you don’t want to.” But yesterday, he declared gleefully, “I love all the computer games on so much that I think I want to marry them!”

I think a statement like that might even scare the little girls on the playground away. Good thing he’s cute!

***Edited to add - Even as I am typing this Peter is in the other room telling my husband that he is going to play baseball for the Red Sox when he grows up. This, of course, makes my husband very happy. Peter then asks if any of the Red Sox are married because he is going to be one that is not. This, of course, makes me very sad.


jennwa said...

At least your kids don't want to marry each other like my kids do. I may have a lot of grandbabies, but who knows what they will end up being like.

Kellan said...

Cute post and cute boy. Maybe he's not getting the whole "married" thing. Lego's - funny.

Megan Cobb said...

But don't you think being so certain he'll never marry will make him all the more attractive and chase-able to the girls/women he meets? I'm guessing he's just smart enough already to begin the fine art of using reverse psychology. ;)

Pam said...

Kids have such funny ideas about marriage and other adult things. When I was pregnant with Phoebe, I had one of my little kindergarten students tell me quite seriously that I should not drink any wine while pregnant! I assured her I would not.