I have a bone to pick with this recent news story.
There's a new love guru on the scene who is doling out advice to help fellas everywhere meet the girls of their dreams...and he's nine.
You heard right. Little Alec Greven from Castle Rock Colorado supposedly penned his very own dating primer "How to Talk To Girls" - a book filled with dating advice and mantras for boys and men aged eight to eighty. Published by Harper Collins last November, Alec has gained much notoriety making the rounds on the television talk show circuit with appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and Inside Edition offering up pint-sized player tips like:
- A crush is like a love disease. It can drive you mad.
- If you are in elementary school, try to get a girl to like you, not to love you.
- Control your hyperness (cut down on sugar if you need to).
- Don't act desperate.
Even though my son is a bit older, having a boy in this same general age group leads me to believe that this Smart Alec isn't as smart as everyone thinks he is. What began as a simple writing assignment for his third grade class has become a media frenzy, and I find it very unlikely that this supposéd pre-pubescent Dr. Love wrote this book all by himself.
My son can't even complete an art project or his homework without getting some help from his Mom, Dad or older sisters, and I have a sneaking suspicion that this was all the brainchild of his parents who thought they'd put their boy up to a PR stunt to see how much mileage he would get out of it... and consequently, how much money they would get out of it.
FOR THE RECORD
I don't think there's any way this little boy could generate this entire scheme by himself and take it to the level where it's at. Personally, the whole situation nauseates me to no end. I think it's unbelievably distasteful, and strongly believe that a kid needs to be a kid. My son still thinks girls have cooties and wouldn't waste the time of day trying to woo them...especially when a set of Legos are around.