Last week Ryan had a birthday party.
As 11 eight-year-old boys were sitting around my table eating chocolate cake and ice cream, Jonathan teased,
"Where are all the girls? We should have invited the girls to this party!!!"
He made that same kind of joke last year, and it was met with a resounding "NO!!!" from every boy at the table.
Oh how a year changes things.
This year, about half the boys booed and yelled no...while the other half cheered a hearty approval at the notion of having girls at the party!
Not only that...the conversation then turned to which girls they would like to invite, which girls they would not like to invite, and why. (In the opinion of 8 year old boys, "talking too much" seems to be the number one undesirable trait in girls, by the way.)
My Ryan didn't contribute much to the conversation. Neither a boo nor a cheer. He just sat listening with a smile on his face.
Oh, my!! Talking too much...that's awesome! Wyatt had a little girl in his class this year that could talk up a storm. She knew everyone's business and everyone knew hers. My guess is she won't be getting invited to many boy birthday parties. Happy Birthday to Ryan. He's such a handsome fella.
HAHAHA! So THAT'S why the boys never wanted to be friends with me???? A HA! I love it. You know, Adam really doesn't understand that whole "no girls" thing, seriously. I'm pretty sure he'd be upset if I told him we couldn't invite his buddy Annalise to his bday parties! :-)