Because I'm sure I was about to catch some flies.
My daughter, you know the lively almost 6 year old, is T double O much. And then some.
Latest scenario: This afternoon, at the end of VBS, while various and sundry children were playing in the fellowship hall, she was overheard telling another little girl, "Hey so &so, let's go in the tent (VBS had a camping theme) and kiss a boy!"
Once I recovered my senses and swallowed my embarrassment (another mom was the one telling me about it), I took her off to the side and had a very firm conversation with her about the inappropriateness of tent kissing and basically all indiscriminate kissing in general because after all, she is 5 3/4, not 15 or 25. Then there were tears, many tears and promises that she understood and was sorry.
This year, in PRE-K4 of all places, Annelise received a kiss on the cheek from a boy in her class. And thus it began. I know, that in itself is not a big fat hairy deal, especially since he was six and had no facial hair. However, there was much teasing and talking about boyfriends/girlfriends and I think he stole a few more cheek kisses throughout the year as well.
Anyway. Annelise likes to talk about it and I try to downplay it as much as possible, remind her that he is her friend, she is MUCH too young for kisses, etc.
So, my question to you, my dear bloggy friends is this, how do I handle this? Am I overreacting? Am I underreacting? Can I keep her locked in her room until she's 25?