Georgie Porgie pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.
A Nursery Rhyme demonstrating the different attitudes between the sexes! Even at a very early age children in Britain would play a game called 'Kiss Chase' - in fact the girls would actually chase the boys and then kiss them! their were no tears from the girls but the boys fought like mad to get away!
Yep, I found this online this morning and it seemed very fitting considering our evening last night.
Recently June has been fish-kissing people. She thinks it is really funny and the first person she tried it on (yes, you Vieve) got a lot of reaction so she has been giving out fish-kisses like they are going out of style. I have been kissed up and down until I have to beg for mercy.
So when we went over to the Johnson's I wasn't surprised that she was trying to kiss their cute 7-year old son Ryan. I didn't realize what was going on until Sunny mentioned that Ryan had pulled her aside and said, "I think June loves me." I reassured her that June was simply going through a kissing phase. At least that is what I thought...
I hate to admit that I did my share of chasing and kissing boys in my younger days, but I was hoping we could avoid this with my girls, so I gave June a bit of a lecture when we got home. I was telling her that boys don't really like to be kissed and that kisses should be given only to those in your own family. Plus, I added, "Ryan thinks you love him."
"I do," was the fervent reply. I asked if she meant like a friend or more like a boyfriend.
"Like a boyfriend, I want to marry him."
Oh good, well she turned six almost a week ago...it's about time she looked for a husband.
No offense to Ryan (who really is a cute kid) I tried to tell her that there are a lot of guys out there and that I didn't meet her Daddy until I was in college; she probably wanted to wait and get to know more boys. And then I reemphasized that we do NOT go around kissing people.
Then the soft side of me couldn't help humoring her a little, so I asked, "What do you like about Ryan."
"Well, there is really only one thing." (Only one?? Maybe she will be pickier by the time she is old enough to marry.) "I like his voice."
"Me too, I have always thought Ryan had a very nice voice." And then out of curiosity I asked, "Where did you kiss him?"
"Um, outside and then a couple times upstairs."
"No, I meant like on the arm or shoulder?"
"Oh, I kissed him on his head, right here on the forehead, " she said pointing, "and then on his cheeks."
Well, that probably isn't too bad. Sunny posted Ryan's point of view here, and I think he may be right...June is probably the one who likes him the most.