"Uh-ha," I mumbled. "What is it, sweetie?" I asked the chattiest of my children while my eyes didn't leave the screen.
"A boy at school was chasing me," said Miss5 excitedly.
"Uh-ha," I mumbled. Boys chasing my girls is not something new - Miss17 saw to that. "I bet that was fun."
"He kept trying to lift up my skirt," Miss5 told me.
"What?" I asked, suddenly more attentive. I looked at Tracey. She was looking okay about it so I assumed he's already been dealt with and buried.
It's not the first time her knickers have been the focus of attention. I was taken back to the beginning of the year when Miss5 was 4 and a boy, the same boy it turns out, was teasing her.
"A boy was laughing at me yesterday," Miss4 had announced at dinner. She didn't look happy about it.
This is the trouble with kids these days - they're too pushy. Why can't they just hang out under the stairs like we used to?
"Well you tell him to give you a kiss first," I advised her.
This got a disgusted 'EWWWWWWWW' from Master7. That's kind of what I'm counting on.
Of course, we'll need a different strategy for high school, but that's a few years away. Maybe a smack to the lips instead of a smack on the lips. Yep, that should cover it.
This parenting caper is easy. I should write a book :) It'll give me something to throw at them.
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