Childhood Crush Already??

Kim’s post about Bear having a best friend at 2 years old made me stop & think. Does PP (who is also 2) have a best friend? Not really, but what she does have is a boyfriend (aka childhood crush). Of course I use that term affectionately (and not realistically) but there is a boy at her daycare that she is really sweet on. Whenever I ask PP who her boyfriend is, she shyly smiles & says, “Michael.” She will even pick up her play phone and pretend like she is talking to Michael. When she arrives in the morning at day care, Michael happily runs over to her & they hug (have even shared a few smooches, too!). Michael & PP have become the “it” couple in the toddler room at daycare.

Of course, I have talked to his mother about this. Apparently Michael has been bitten by the love bug just as much as PP-at home he stares at her picture & gives it kisses. When PP is not in daycare, he asks for her. I wonder if they will remember each other as their first childhood crush?

I have stumbled upon some very interesting & hysterical posts about childhood crushes. If you have a good one, send my way!

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3 Responses to “Childhood Crush Already??”

  1. Kristen May 7, 2008 at 8:20 am #

    Too cute. It’s funny that you brought this up as my son, “Colbmeister”, too has a little crush at daycare.

    After 4 months of enjoying a maternity leave it was a reality check to drop him off his 1st FULL day at daycare and head back to work. Of course I called a ton the first few days, but it got better after that since on day 2 I picked him up and the teachers in his room started giggling. I was wondering what was going on and she started to say… well, I just thought you’d like to know that Colbmeister has adjusted just fine. He seems to be quite the ladies man. I was just kinda standing there with this perturbed look until she went on – Yes, he’s got a girlfriend. What? He’s only 4 months old! :) Sure enough, Colbmeister and little Anita (ha – an older woman as she was 6 months) were sitting on his teachers lap in the rocking chair and he had reached over to hold her hand! Awwww, guess I’m not the only one that thinks he’s adorable.

    Sure enough Colbmeister is 9 months old now and he and Anita have moved into the next Infant room. Whenever I pick him up to go home, they are always together playing, reading a book or just sitting there enjoying each others company having what seems to be such a funny conversation of baby babble but looking as if they understand each other completely. It seems this bond may be stronger than we think as Anita crawls over to us as I pack him up in his car seat each day and begins to cry when we leave. Poor baby… little do you know that in only a few short hours you’ll be back spending the day together again – Oh how wonderful it would be to have no concept of time again?!

    How sweet and innocent love is…

  2. Melissa May 8, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    Hi Kristen–thanks for the great comment. Who knew that daycare would become our kids’ first dating place?

  3. Kristen May 8, 2008 at 8:34 am #

    In a world where dating isn’t the easiest thing to do as one gets older I sure give PP credit. She is starting young and more power to her.
    I have a friend whose daughter just turned three. She has a purse she carries around with her boyfriend’s picture in it. Everyone she meets she shows the picture to and tells them he is her boyfriend and she loves him. It is so funny to hear a 3 year old speak of her “boyfriend” at preschool. Ocassionally she even kisses his picture!