Okay, my older two have never gone through the "girls are gross" stage. As far as they're concerned, cooties don't exist, never did. My oldest had a girlfriend from June-October and now tells me he has two girls texting him (thank heaven we have unlimited texting) constantly and he has a crush on a third.
Now my middle son comes home yesterday and says a girl he had a crush on admitted she likes him too (4th grade) but he says "We're too young to be boyfriend and girlfriend, so we'll just be more than best friends."
And the baby? Whenever I take him out in public, to the grocery store or what have you, if he sees a pretty female of any age, he does the head tilt, bats his big ol' blue eyes and flashes the dimples and ups the adorable factor. And he will do contortions to try and see her if she passes by me or goes ahead of the cart. He's 14 months.
So today when my middle son was telling me about this girl he likes and apparently likes him, I turn to Piratebabe and jokingly point a finger at him saying "Okay, that's it! No girls for you for a while! Mama can only take so much!"
Cue crumpled face and big ol' tears as he lets out a big "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"