Received Friday, June 13, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
Insight? We have a wonderful babysitter we use all the time for our youngest son. She is smart, funny, super helpful, and dc loves spending time with her. She is a junior in high school, and we love her like one of our own kids, not to mention we are friendly with our parents. The problem–and really, this isn't a problem at all, I was just hoping to get some insight on a delicate way to handle this–is our 14 year-old son, who told me yesterday he's wondering if "sitter X" thinks he's cute! I don't want to tell my son "oh, she's too old for you," because it might crush his confidence with girls (something he's trying to work on). Should I mention it to sitter X so she has a head's up, or just let it go until he starts crushing on a new girl? To be fair, just three weeks ago he liked a girl in his class.Again, I realize this is not a problem at all--I find it funny and sweet, and I'm glad our sitter gets on so well with our family. I'm just looking for any insight mothers of older kids may have. Thank you!