I have seen my fair share of puppy love. It tends to be the girls chasing the boys.
When you're 9, it's hard to cope with all these new emotions. How do I know? Because I have seen "love" turn into full blown body slamming fights at recess. And also because sometimes the girls are the ones doing the body slamming.... yeah, don't worry about it.
So today I was teaching a fabulous lesson on probability without replacement when suddenly, from out of the corner of my eye, I see a note being passed. I'm very good at catching notes.
Boy is passing back to the girl when I swooped in and snatched.
The girl wrote:
The boy wrote:
Ahh, good! He has not been corrupted by any lines yet to let her down easy.
A straight up and honest, "No."
Sweet girl, you have just learned your first lesson of "He's just not that into you."
He left absolutely no room for guessing or games. Nicely done.
Too bad she never got the note......