An interesting conversation this evening. A told me that while she was walking to her friend’s house this afternoon, some of B’s friends were out playing, and they called her “hottie”. She didn’t know what it meant. How do you explain that to an 8 year old? I just told her it was like saying she was pretty. D was not amused. He said, “I don’t want A going outside if B’s friends are going to say that to her. She’s to young for a love affair!” It was kind of neat to see him get so defensive of his little sister. I explained to him that someone saying that wasn’t a love affair, and that we can’t lock her in the house, no matter how much we might like to. B was concerned as well, but not quite as vocal as D was. He wanted to know who, and that was it. You could tell by the look on his face though that he was not amused. Of course, this led to discussions with all three of them about treating people with respect, and honor. Not quite sure what to do though, if anything. While I don’t think it’s a good idea to go charging out after a bunch of 10year olds, I do think that they need to understand that saying something like that could be disrespectful in a way. Hmmm, something to ponder and pray over.
In other news, B had his first guitar lesson tonight. It went very well. He LOVED it! When I got back to pick him up, he was telling me that he learned a song! The theme song from Jaws! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear it tomorrow. He wasn’t able to play it for me this evening because by the time we got home it was a quick shower, re-bandage his arm, and off to bed. We had to make a stop at Family Christian Store on the way home. Bryan got a new guitar pick…
On that note, I’m going to go read another couple of chapters of my new book. 🙂