Sarah - posted on 05/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 3rd grader has had a crush on a boy in her grade for the past 2 years. She says he feels the same about her. They hang out together at lunch and recess, and ride bikes part-way home from school together. He is a nice little boy and lives just a couple of blocks away. I think it's okay for them to play together, but my husband forbids it. Just last year we lived next door to 2 boys my daughter's age and they played together all the time, even in their bedrooms. But since my daughter "likes" this boy he thinks it's not okay for them to play together. I think it should be okay for them to be friends, and that at this age they don't want to do anything inappropriate. What do you think? And as my husband hates it when I try to change his opinion on anything (ugh!) how should I approach it if I try to talk him into letting them play together? I really don't want to go behind his back as this will teach my kids it's okay to be sneaky. Thanks for your thoughts!