January 30, 2011

Farmboy And The Ladies

Farmboy is only six.  But he likes girls.  A lot.  The first time I realised this was when he was three and a half.  I caught him kissing the TV whilst Bindi Irwin was on.  The conversation went something like this.

Me: "Darling what are you doing?"

Farmboy:  "Kissing Bindi"

Me: "Why?"

Farmboy (whilst looking at me like I was an utter imbecile) "Because I love her"

He still has a soft spot for Bindi but his tastes seem to have matured somewhat.  He is now in love with a couple of ten year olds we have dubbed "The Ripstick Girls", because they regularly ride their ripsticks (skateboard thingies) past The Beach House.  They are pretty cute and The Farmer and I have taken advantage of his crush shamelessly. For example, if he won't eat his steak and vegies the conversation goes something along these lines.

Farmparent: "Eat your steak please"

Farmboy: "No, I don't feel like it."

Farmparent: "The Ripstick Girls like boys with big muscles.  The best way to get big muscles is to eat lots of steak".

Result.

Recently he managed to persuade a gorgeous bikini clad teenage goddess to make sand castles with him for about half an hour. Even I was impressed that time.

The Farmer and I do think he might want to change his approach over the next few years.  At present his initial line is

"Hi, I'm Farmboy.  I love you."

What is cute (and very effective) at six, is just going to seem desperate (and slightly stalkerish) in a few years time.

He has had one absolute shining moment though, in his pursuit of the opposite sex.  One day a very cute girl was standing on the bridge in the park near The Beach House.  He clocked her, ran inside and came back with a remote control car.  He then grabbed some daisies from the garden and taped them to the car.  His plan was to drive the car up to her so she got the flowers.  I think it was a stunning plan and would have worked brilliantly if the car did not have flat batteries...

Farmboy Knows These Impress The Ladies

21 comments:

LPC said...

Cute. AND enterprising:).

Annette Piper said...

That is just so adorable and hey, its working for him now. I'm sure his charm (and approach!) will mature in good time!

mountain mama said...

oh my goodness, so cute! the car with flowers was a brilliant plan!!

have a great weekend~

Kymmie said...

Oh. This is PURE GOLD! I laughed all the way through. Kissing the television sure is true love. Also, it's fabulous as a parent to tap into what works. And if that's what helps him eat his vegetables: EXCELLENT! Love this post (and still giggling). xx

This Mid 30s Life said...

Your boy is a genius. x

Emma said...

Farmboy sounds very charming! The RC car idea is true romantic genius!

Emma said...

Aahh,love the remote control car idea, very clever of him :)

Great post, and thanks for linking up.

Sydney Shop Girl said...

I like that boy's style!

SSG xxx

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Georgie said...

Always an entertaining read here! That boy will go far... gxo

Kate said...

That remore control car story is brilliant and to be honest it is something I can imagine my farmboy (hubby) would do. Only he's into remote control helicopters at the moment. Could be fun.

MultipleMum said...

A ladies' man. He will go far in life ;)

A Farmer's Wife said...

LPC - Very enterprising... Sometimes too enterprising. Never too cute though.

Annette -I have high hopes for his approach maturing. Although as you say, it's working well at the moment.

Mountain Mama - Thank you!

Kymmie - We will use whatever means are at our disposal to get vegies into our kids!

This Mid 30s Life - I know! So proud.

Emma - He is super cute and charming. (I am not biased at all...)

Emma - Was my pleasure to link up.

SSG - Style takes you a long way baby. Hope you got a laugh, was thinking of you when I wrote it because I know you like Farmchildren stories.

Georgie - Thank you. he would go further if he remembered to use the battery charger.

Kate - A helicopter. Mmmm, that takes it to a whole new level.

A Farmer's Wife said...

Multiple Mum - Got to love a ladies' man...!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

Classic! What a little charmer.

KLo said...

Wow :-) I bet his adolescent years will be interesting ;)

A Farmer's Wife said...
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A Farmer's Wife said...

KLo - That thought has crossed my mind once or twice...

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Farmboy is quite the charmer!!! I'm seriously impressed with the car idea.

karencharlton said...

How funny. I think some boys are just born with charm.

suburp said...

lol, priceless, the idea with the car!!
:) my son can be a real lady killer at times, too.
I think it's awesome, even if he is much less interested in girls his age.. but he's sweet with toddlers and charming with the ladies for sure..

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