August 19, 2007

And Did her Dad Have a Shotgun?

We were in the car yesterday and Bones said to me, “Did Dad have a girlfriend when he went to the Gator school?”

My husband has an advanced degree from UF.

Me: Yup.

Mr. T: Was she good looking?

Me: Yeah, I think so. I hear she was really pretty.

Bones: What was her name?

Me: Betty Sue.

(Names changed here, heh.)

Bones: I have a girlfriend. I miss Valerie. I can’t wait for school to start. But we don’t go on real dates.

Me: *blink* real dates? As opposed to… what?

Bones: What we do on dates. I just hang around her on the playground. We talk and walk around.

Hunh. I never considered that ‘dating’ when I was in 2nd grade.

Me: Ok then, what are ‘real dates’.

Mr. T: Oh that’s easy. When you go and kiss and all that stuff.

Bones: yeah, you drive, maybe see a movie and have dinner and you kiss. That’s a REAL date.

Nice. I wonder if Valerie is going to remember back on her 2nd grade year of school, walking around the playground with Bones, and think of it as ‘dating’. I think not…

Posted by Boudicca at August 19, 2007 08:25 PM | TrackBack

When I was in Kindergarten, there was a boy who said he'd marry me. We didn't date so much as we just chased each other around the classroom.

Posted by: Roses at August 19, 2007 08:39 PM

Betty Sue? How'd you pick THAT alias? Hubba's gonna have a laughing fit at that. I had a neighbor when I was growing up named Betty Sue. Went to HS with her. She married a friend of mine.

Posted by: Angus of Locherbie at August 19, 2007 08:53 PM

Roses- I think that Bones would consider that a date!

Dad- Well it was that or Cindy Lou. I figured Betty Sue was so completely opposite of that chick's real name... it just fit. I had no idea that you actually KNEW someone named Betty Sue. It would have been funnier if Betty Sue had been the name of YOUR ex girlfriend!!!

Posted by: Bou at August 19, 2007 09:03 PM

It's remarkable you even remember all of these conversations. And also, what, pray tell, is "Gator school?" Where one learns how to wrassle the beasts and put their heads inside their mouths for sport?

Posted by: Erica at August 19, 2007 10:09 PM

"It would have been funnier if Betty Sue had been the name of YOUR ex girlfriend!!!", consider it a round about way.(refer to Bones love life last year)

Posted by: mom at August 19, 2007 10:18 PM

Erica- Believe it or not, I remember them specifically for this. As soon as they happen, I go over them and over them in my head. It is sick. Sometimes I write them down.

As for Gator School... Jimbo would love one of those wouldn't he? Heh. No, it is what the boys call University of Florida. Florida Gators? Gator School.

Posted by: Bou at August 19, 2007 10:18 PM

Mom- Hmmm. Now you have me thinking... My then 7 year old's love life made a soap opera look boring, last year.

Posted by: Bou at August 19, 2007 10:20 PM

And mine starts kindergarten this year. After last year and his 'love', I can't wait to see what this year brings.

Must remember that 'real' dates involve kissing. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at August 20, 2007 05:19 AM


Posted by: mockinbird at August 20, 2007 10:03 AM

I don't think we called it dating when I was in grade school. A bunch of us would get together on the playground, then this girl named Andrea would chase the boys and catch one. Then we'd sit on him and kiss him. Can you imagine what would happen to kids if they did this at school nowadays?

Posted by: Peggy U at August 20, 2007 11:11 AM

Peggy U, O.M.G. Bones would love that!!!

Posted by: h~ at August 20, 2007 11:48 AM

It's a sledgehammer!

Posted by: Jason at August 20, 2007 02:36 PM

Oh Peggy, that happened to Mr. T in first grade. The girls caught him so 'Grace' could kiss him. They sat on him. Grace lives in Indiana now. I think Mr. T was so relieved when she moved...

But Bones would be cool with it as long as it was Valerie that would kiss him!

Posted by: Bou at August 20, 2007 04:06 PM