It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: children everywhere are getting nervous and confused about what, exactly, is expected of them on a day meant to commemorate “love,” a concept of which they have but a dim understanding. Oh wait, did I say everywhere? I meant everywhere but Park Slope, Brooklyn. Park Slope children know what they want.
As you can see in the above video, Parenting.com asked a number of grade school aged Brooklynites their feelings on the holiday, and they had many things to say. One kid defined it as “a nice, loving day” and said he was planned to get married somewhere between the ages of 21 and 37. Another said he was going to draw a picture of his friend for her, which sounds like a lovely gesture. Someone snap this kid up before New York gets to him!
Surprisingly enough, it was the girls who were less inclined to discuss their romantic feelings, with one saying “we don’t have crushes on boys, boys have crushes on us.” Yet another said she likes boys “as friends, not as crushes.” Wow, that ten-year-old is such a prude!
It’s nice to see the boys being more sensitive than the girls for once, but those girls shouldn’t be so cocky. If the plotlines on Girls are any indication, the Brooklyn dating scene grows much bleaker once you reach the age of 18.