Daniel's First Crush

Daniel's First Crush
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A boy talks about his first crush with his mom. He even tells the girl he likes her - and experiences an unexpected reaction!

10 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


“Hey kiddo how was your day?” asked Daniel’s mom as he jumped in the backseat.

“It was good. Just a day,” giggled Daniel.

“So, I noticed you were playing with a new friend, “ Daniel’s mom commented.

“Yea, her name’s Madison. I want her to be my girlfriend,” he answered.

“Wow that certainly is big news. So, if she’s your girlfriend, what does that mean to you? Do you feel differently when you are around Madison?” Daniel’s mom asked.

“It means she’s going to be my best friend forever. Whenever I’m with her, my tummy feels all funny and flippy,” explained Daniel.

“Does Madison want to be your girlfriend?” questioned his mom.

"I don’t know. I haven’t asked her yet,” responded Daniel.

“Well, just remember that you can’t make her want to be your girlfriend. Some people are better as friends,” his mom explained.

“Okay Mom. Can I play video games when we get home?” asked Daniel.

“Sure honey. Please think about what I said,” said Daniel’s mom.

The next day at school, Daniel decided to play with Madison on the playground.

“Hey Madison, do you want to be my girlfriend?” Daniel blurted out.

“Sure. Let’s get married tomorrow. I think you have to kiss me,” smiled Madison.

Yikes! Daniel hadn’t thought about that. He needed to talk to his mom. As soon as Daniel saw his mom’s car, he ran and jumped in.

“Mom! Mom! Madison said she’d be my girlfriend. We’re getting married tomorrow. She thinks I need to kiss her. Yuck! Do I have to kiss her?” worried Daniel.

“Oh honey, of course not. Kids your age shouldn’t kiss each other. You have plenty of time for that when you’re a grown-up,” responded his mom.

“Great! I’ll tell Madison tomorrow!” Daniel said relieved.

“No problem honey,” laughed Daniel’s mom as she pulled away from the school.

Developmental skills