Post # 1
Bees, I’m feeling disturbed.
So we are enjoying a sunny day at the pool when BF and I have to use the restroom. On the way there, we pass a vending machine where 3 boys ages 6-8 *at the oldest* are hanging around unattended. They were in plain clothes so were just there to grab a soda.
As we walk by, the *youngest* one looks at me and goes “woooo! Dang, girl!”
I spun around, as did BF, and my mouth HAD to be hanging open. They stood there staring and smirking. I could not make this shit up. Totally appalled, I walked inside. BF goes “did you just hear that??” to which I replied “of COURSE I did!”
They were gone when we walked back outside…and I’m still fucking livid.
I can handle getting hollered at by a grown asshole……but I’m incredibly disturbed that what MIGHT have been a 7 year old kid not only sees women as sexual but somewhere learned to yell and leer at them.
what IS that? Bad parenting? Older brothers? “Society”?
Im so grossed out.
Post # 3
I would have told him: “Please don’t say that until your balls drop”
or at least i would’ve thought that.
Kids these days…
Post # 4
@badabing88: Obviously, they have seen or heard someone do that and they think it’s cool. I doubt it was sexual.
Post # 5
@Anamagana: i would beat my son if i knew he ever spoke to a woman that way.
gotta blame poor parenting, and maybe a bit of the media/degradation of women, i suppose. so disappointing. i definitely would have snapped back at him.
“i’m a man, actually…”
that would’ve got him good. 0.0
Post # 6
I think you’ve taken this much too seriously.
Post # 7
@badabing88: While I was pumping gas once, this ten-year-old boy rode his bicycle up to my pump and asked for my phone number.
It was so awkward. How do you even reject a ten-year-old? I just told him, “Sorry, I have a boyfriend.”
Post # 8
There was like a 7 year old that said “I’m gonna get you naked!!'” when my friend and I walked by. Gross!!!
Post # 9
@mockblock: I don’t know: the 4 other adults that witnessed it thought it was pretty icky too.
@somethingaquamarine: that’s where I was at: I had NO response. You know he didn’t just dream it up on his own. I didn’t find “dang girl” coming out of a child’s mouth super cute, though.
@TwoStatesBride: thank you. I’d think if his parent was near by fit wouldn’t have been said, as I cannot think of a single responsible parent that would have shrugged it off and said “kids. Am I right? He’s so clever.”
@Soladylike: you’re probably dead on, but seeing it come out of such a tiny mouth still rubbed me the wrong way.
Post # 10
Probably just looking for a shocked reaction (after seeing someone older do it). He probably thinks it’s a funny prank.
Then again, on two seperate occasions I’ve had a boy well under the age of puberty try to grab my boobs (both around 7 or 8 years old). One was in the pool and the other I was playing basketball with (he was going for an “oops I missed the ball”). Possibly these situations (revealing/bouncing) + boyish curiosity is what it was, though could’ve been learned behavior as well.
Post # 11
@Anamagana: right?? I guess I’m supposed to be chalking this up to “kids will be kids.”
@shesho: that is vile. I’m sorry, that’s terrible.
Post # 13
@badabing88: He’s just mimicking behaviour he sees in older boys, trying to play grown up. It’s not necessarily a sign that he has, or will grow up with, an unhealthy attitude toward women.
Post # 14
@joya_aspera: uggggh I would have no clue how to react to that. When I used to serve, some guys were at a table with one of their 8-10 year old sons. When a fellow waitress walked by, the boy smacked her rear and all of the men lost it, as they had been egging him on. Management came by to address it and the meN were like “oh come on, he’s just a kid.” I disagree: this behavior isn’t cute when they’re kids and that doesn’t make it appropriate.
Post # 16
I teach 7 and 8 year olds and I have had the occasional – try to look down the shirt- thing but very rarely – these kids do know a lot though. I have heard all about dad’s girlfriend’s nipple piercing and loads of other inappropriate things 7 and 8 year olds should not be telling their teacher, let alone knowing about.
This is the age when some boys start being curious too. I had to make two calls home this year about a student touching themselves in class – and one other one to a girls parents. It blows my mind the things they say. I had one student humming “i like big butts and i can not lie” on the last day of school, it was so not appropriate but boy was I laughing on the inside.