I have a feeling this is only the beginning . . .
Last night on our way to a parent/child doubles tennis tournament at the club, Caroline had me in stitches as she related a text converstation between her and the boy who has had a crush on her for four years. In her words, "it was so lame - he had to TEXT me all this":
Boy: I have liked you since 3rd grade, I really like you, will you go out with me??
Caroline: No, I'm sorry.
Boy: Why not? Please, please, please . . . I think you're beautiful.
Caroline: I don't need a boyfriend.
Boy: Yes you do! I promise I'll be the best boyfriend ever, I'm so nice and I'll treat you really great.
Caroline: Thanks, but I don't want a boyfriend, I'm not old enough.
Boy: Would you go out with me if you were 16?
Caroline: I don't know.
Boy: If you were 16, and I asked you out, would you say "yes?"
Caroline: I'm not sure.
Boy: I wrote a song for you.
Boy: I'll sing it to you if you want.
Caroline: That's ok, I have to go now.
Boy: No you don't, you're just saying that.
Caroline: No really, I have to go, sorry.
Boy: You know I've had a crush on you since 3rd grade.
Caroline: Ok, great, I really have to go now. Bye.
Update: After school today I asked Caroline if she was at least nice and hopefully talking to this boy. She told me he asked her if she was having a good week, she responded in the affirmative and asked how his week was going. His answer: "Terrible, because you won't be my girlfriend."