March 03, 2009

Popular


Uh oh. We've learned a new word in school. "Popular." Such a loaded word when it comes to being a girl in school, isn't it? I've been so busy dealing with the rudimentary needs of babies and toddlers (feeding; changing; dressing; bathing), that I never saw the complex social issues associated with school-age kids coming.

Chatterbox came home today saying how "so and so" was popular. And truth be told, "so and so" is popular since both my girls talk about her at length on a daily basis and scream her name like she's a rock star when they see her. But still, I wasn't ready to hear all that in the middle of making spaghetti. I asked her what that meant and who taught her the word and it seems that it was the topic at school today.

Then, during bathtime, Chatterbox proceeded to tell me that she would be popular too if she "did this" (and tossed her hair over her shoulder). Oh lawd. A Mean Girl in the making.

7 comments:

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Oh dear . . . how ever did we survive those years?

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Oh dear . . . how ever did we survive those years?

Peter and Nancy said...

Aack! My oldest two are boys, and they have NEVER (at least not by 2nd grade) talked about who is popular, cool, etc. Right now it's all about just playing. Some things truly are just different between boys and girls . . . I wonder when my 2-year old girl will bring this word home??
-- Nancy

Justice Ny said...

OMG.... there is a little girl in my daughter's class that seems to be the "popular" one BUT....I haven't yet heard the word. I hope I won't for a very, very long time.

resplendentlife said...

Uh-oh! My little one is four....I'm preparing myself.

Kim Moldofsky said...

Oh my. I overheard my son (10 y.o.) telling a friend from his former school about a boy at his new school who's obnoxious, but "really popular." My poor guy didn't see how the two would go together. Shouldn't the nice kids be popular.

But it sounds like a whole different and more more intense ballgame when it comes to girls and social issues. Sometimes it is a wonder we grew up to become fabulous women.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

The tossing of the hair will make you popular every time. LOL

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