My daughter does not flirt.
That's right. Men flirt with her. Boys tease her and yet want to be around her. But my daughter does not flirt or care. She doesn't like boys.
At least that is what I thought.
When the diva was 2, the boys loved her. Two of them fought over her attention. She preferred to play with the boys than with the girls. Then...
She didn't like boys anymore. The girls and the boys did their own thing, usually not together. A year and a half ago I had to "encourage" her to talk to the little boy in her dance class because it was the polite thing to do. From the beginning of first grade, she has done nothing but complain about the boys.
It was Saturday evening and we went to the pool. I had hoped that, with temperatures in the high 80's and high humidity, the water would have warmed enough for the diva to enjoy swimming for a few minutes.
We arrived to find one of the boys from her math class already swimming. She was overjoyed - someone with whom she could play. The diva got out her diving toys and the two began to play. And then...
She lost her goggles.
"E, my goggles. I lost my goggles"
She was standing in just over four feet of water and was perfectly capable of reaching down and grabbing her goggles herself.
But no. That isn't what happened. The boy came over and got her goggles for her.
I was stunned. I was shocked. I was flabbergasted. A daughter of mine behaving in such a way.
I was the slightest bit (hate to admit this) thrilled that she is already learning how to play a game that I never learned to play.