Advice About Women
You may remember my four-year old’s game of “Chase the Girls.” If not, click here. From what I’ve learned since then, it’s a game that his whole class plays. The boys chase the girls for a while, and then the girls chase the boys.
This morning, as I was lying in bed trying to not let him wake me up, he started talking about it.
“I don’t like Julie,” he said. [Author’s Note: Julie is not the girl’s name. I picked the name Julie because as far as I know there are no girls in his class named Julie.]
I sat up. “Really? Why’s that?”
“Why do you say that?”
“At the playground, when we’re playing chase the girls, she knocks me over!” He gestured dramatically with his arm, showing me how she knocks him over.
“Hmmm.. Maybe she doesn’t want to play. Maybe you shouldn’t chase her?”
“I don’t!” He shouted. “I start playing with the other girls, and then she runs and knocks me over! She’s just mean!”
“Oh,” I said. “I don’t know what to do about that.”
When this little event happened, I was thinking that it was a budding romance. The more I think about it, though, the more I think it might be a classroom bully.
So here’s the question:
a) Teach the little guy how to defend himself
b) Tell him to talk to her
c) Tell him to tell the teacher about it
What do you think?