I'm wondering what to do about my fifth grader, Courtney. This boy, Jordan, likes her, adores her openly. All his friends know. All their parents know. Everyone knows. He's not even embarrassed about it.
He's a great kid. Really really nice. He has a brother and sister in Cassidy's grade, so between their three kids, I know the parents fairly well.
All three of my daughters have a gimongous crush on him. Courtney...it took her a while to acknowledge that she was crushing on him, too. And now she talks about him quite a bit, gives me updates on who likes him, and how their friends will try to get him to like them, blah, blah, blah.
I'm wondering....should I make an effort to take her places I know he'll be? For example, the school picnic. I don't want to go (interferes with soccer practice) and it'll be a big scheduling/driving pain. But he might be there. Should I make an extra effort to go, so she can socialize with him out of class? She also wants to go to her sister's soccer practices and hang out (I usually drop, since parking is a nightmare and it's right when I'm making dinner) because he's there for his siblings' practices. I would have to stay, too.
I don't want to go out of my way...it interrupts our family's schedule, but she's also at the age that she needs to have some time away from us and she likes hanging out with him.
At the same time, they're so freaking YOUNG. I wouldn't even consider it, if I didn't know his family and openly adore the kid myself.
What would you do?