For some reason, most of my friends have girls. Its just weird. While I'm not worried about Zak becoming feminine in the least, I worry about later. You know, when they start realizing there's more to friendship. I think the reason I'm worried about all of this is because I was WAY TOO boy crazy. I have theories as to why this was, but when I write my book on children of divorce, you can all read about it.
So yesterday, Zak's friend Hailey came over. I have known Hailey's mom since the 7th grade. Zak and Hailey are in the same pre-k class so it was very easy to pick them both up from school. And by the way, they both planned this little play date minus their moms. I'm not always going to go along with his plans, but for yesterday, it was fine. So of course, Hailey digs into the princess dresses and accessories and decides they'll play princess. Since Zak has no prince attire, he settled for the pirate costume. Now the music was on in the living room and the princess was twirling around like a fairy. I was very impressed with her moves, actually. She opted for the princess dress that had the see through tulle. I gently suggested she put her pants on with the dress because of course Zak could see the cute fairy panties, but she informed me that princesses don't wear pants. Okay - they're 5. I'll let it slide. So I catch Zak sitting on the couch, just watching her flutter, and twirl, with this far off look and slight smile. And honestly - I got really scared. I don't want him to date - ever. I want to keep him to myself - forever. I want him to always love his mama first. I'm not naive enough to think this will even partially come true. And since I've had a boy, I've had a new understanding for my mother-in-law. So I will have to settle for enjoying the next few years where I will be his world, and then hit my knees when he gets to Junior High. Maybe I'll start homeschooling in Junior High.