My daughter has made no secret about her interest in boys.
She's only 2 years old.
Does anyone else have a numbing sense of anxiety about those last two sentences? Maybe that only happens to the father (or mother) of the boy crazy 2-year-old. I'm guessing everyone else is too busy laughing at our predicament to feel any fear.
Exhibit A: In my church, 12 year old boys pass the Sacrament to the congregation. For a while now, she has been interested in watching them and has even tried to chat some of them up while they line up next to our pew.
Exhibit B: This one just happened yesterday. My daughter was in the nursery during the last part of church. There was a new little boy in the group, and she immediately latched onto him, following him around, playing with him, giving him hugs, etc. The nursery leaders even heard her tell him, "You're my prince and I'm so happy!"
Obviously, I can't lock my daughter up in the basement. I have a plan in place to keep the boys at bay, but I didn't even consider my own daughter's boy craziness. Any advice on how to stifle this (at least until she's the appropriate age)?