All about kissing
Not that I’m an expert. Jack thinks HE is though.
Jack: Mom, do you like just walk up to somebody that you want to kiss, or do you ask?
me: Are you talking about you or are you talking about me?
Jack: (pauses) Me?
me: Uhhh, I guess when you’re OLDER you would ask a girl if you could kiss her.
Jack: My friend in school (not naming her here!) said that she already wanted to kiss a boy! And she’s only 6!
me: That happens.
Jack: (big sigh). Do you ever want to kiss people, like when they’re your girlfriend?
me: (he doesn’t mean ME, he means HIM!) Yeah, that’s what it’s all about. But you don’t really kiss girls until you’re older.
Jack: How old were you when you kissed?
me: (oh boy) I was like 13.
Jack: Who was it?
me: Just a boy in the neighborhood that I liked.
Jack: Did he ask you first?
me: I think so.
Jack: Then that’s what I’m gonna do when I have a girlfriend. She’d want me to ask first. But if you HAVE a girlfriend, then they already know what they’re in for.
me: Oh do they!??
Jack: Yeah. But when I’m older, I know I KNOW! (he tries to cover my eyes for some reason). And I have to tell you something but I just don’t know HOW!!! (he writhes around grimacing in pain)
me: For Pete’s sake, what? You can tell me anything.
Jack: There were 2 girls on the trip today that I want to marry! (he covers my eyes again…what’s that all about?)
me: Jack you’re hurting my face, stop grabbing my eyes. So how old were these girls?
Jack: Oh about 10. The perfect age.
me: What about my beautiful friend at Tae Kwon Do?
Jack: Mommm, she’s a grown up!
me: I’m glad you realized that. So you’re moving on from her?
Jack: Welllll… no… (keeping her just in case??)
me: I guess you liked these girls?
Jack: Yeah and I wanted to … (grabs my eyes again) Kiss them!!!
Now how am I supposed to handle this for … wait, how many more years now?? And how does a kid have raging hormones at age 6. I mean, really!