My Toddler Doesn’t have a “Boyfriend”

Why is it that adults find it entertaining to ask young children if they have a girlfriend/boyfriend? I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Your kid has a friend of the opposite sex at daycare. “Is that your boyfriend?” or “You’re how old? Do you have a boyfriend yet?”

Sure, they don’t mean anything by it; it’s all in good fun. It’s meant as a joke.

But, stop.

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