Not only is there dating like a grownup, but there is parenting like a grownup too.
Too true. It's so nice to get these little gifts.
My 6 year old came out with "Daddy likes you" today (when asked I have said I do not like daddy and we are not friends).
I said "that's nice" then she said "but he doesn't act like he likes you. Like that witch in Tangled who pretended to be Rapunzel's mum and says nice things but DOES not nice things. Y'know?". Then she said that even though I don't like daddy I don't say or do not nice things to him.
I said I understand. We talked about how everyone chooses what they want to say/do - I don't need to say or do not nice things to anyone even if I don't like them. It would make me feel yucky so that's why I don't do it.
They really are so much cleverer than we give them credit for.