In a playground setting, she often becomes the leader of the group, even when there are other much older children.
She has a crush on a boy at church. A real crush. My husband and I have tried to downplay it, and have not encouraged or made a big deal out of it at all. She kept saying she liked him, no big deal, but then on Sunday, she ran up to me and said "I saw David!! He walked past me and said 'excuse me'!" she was truly giddy, and honestly it freaked me out. I'm not ready for this!! She's too young!
She doesn't watch TV, she's homeschooled, the oldest child, and her play with other children is supervised, and I've never heard anything like this from the other children. I can't imagine her getting this anywhere else, so I really don't think she is just copying, this is coming from her, and I'm convinced it's genuine.
I had no interest in boys until I was near 11.
Is it really young, or am I just confused? Is this within the normal range of ages for being attracted to boys?
If its not, heck, even if it is, what do I do? Just ignore it, and continue to downplay it? I'm not ready for this!!