There is a nice young boy, someone who is a part of our regular play group. He is charming, speaks comfortably with adults, smiles a lot. He runs fast. I never see him acting sullen. He is a nice boy.

I used to like him. Apparently, he thinks my daughter is pretty, and told her so. My daughter is mum about the whole “incident.” I know it’s irrational, but just for a second, I questioned the motives of a ten-year-old kid. For a micro-second I thought of him as a salesman. All the cute things he has said to me were just to get closer to my daughter.

I am crazy. What am I going to do when she’s really dating: check into an institution?