can 3-year old kids have a crush?

marimar - marian rivera as marimar with polgoso
@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
November 1, 2008 8:08am CST
last night, when i was having dinner, my three-year old nephew Xyron, approached me and whispered something in my ear. he said he has a crush on Marimar! Marimar is a tv character originally popularized by Mexican star Thalia and locally portrayed by our local actress Marian Rivera. Xyron said he likes Marimar portrayed by Marian Rivera. ^__^;; i found it funny that's why i was laughing at my nephew and he was laughing too. aside from the fact that it tickled because he whispered way too near in my ear and i can feel some shower of saliva. i couldn't believe it! he was just three years old and yet he already said that. he probably doesn't even know what it means. so do you have little kids or nephews or nieces same as my nephew?
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
oh my son is three and he fell in love with GAbby in Lobo, played by Shaina MAgdayao and now he drools over Anne in Dyosa. haha so I guess 3 year old kid can admire, some just don't know yet the word crush.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
your son knows how to pick pretty girls!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I remember liking this one girl around that age but thats all I can remember and still know who she is till this day. Oh yeah I'm not with her in a relationship. I just still know her. Thats all there is to it. I don't remember much when I was 3 years old though. Most people don't.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
yeah. most people don't. and its amazing that you remember something like this. i don't remember anything when i was three years old. ^__^;;
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
2 Nov 08
my little girl is 4 now but when she started in kinder garten it was 3 yrs old and she told me after few days in kindergarten that there is cute in his group.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
2 Nov 08
sorry i replied wrong.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
yes, i do and i know a kid who is two years old who has a crush on dingdong dantes kids are so different today if compared to kids of my time (or my mom's time or whatever). i think they know of things faster. i am afraid that my daughter (she's six months old today) would say to me in a year's time, mommy, i want to marry so-and-sokids!
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
Dingdong Dantes? isn't he just so handsome? ^__~ but a two-year old? having a crush? wow. that's even more amusing. i think kids get this on tv. its a really powerful influence on kids nowadays.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
yeah. i didn't believe it when my office mate told me about it. but he brought his kid along and i asked "who's your crush?", and she immdeiately said, "dingdong dantes" i think kids watch a lot more tv nowadays than we did when we were around that age. and you're right. dingdong dantes is yummy
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
i super second the motion! i like his bench poster displayed along EDSA.
@Jemina (5784)
7 Jun 09
Children learn these behaviour from what they see around them. Most kids now have tv as their babysitter so what do you expect them to learn? Back when I was that age I never knew what it meant by "crush" but one day I heard it from my best friend and although I had never heard the word before I somehow immediately picked up the meaning just base on her sentence. Kids are fast learner, you know? Anyway, a three year old having a crush and expressing it is kinda cute.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
20 Aug 09
Dear Jemina, You are so RIGHT.... nowadays children are so exposed to the tv..they picked up everything from there..some cartoons also depict love, crush and likings...even in Garfield , in Japanese cartoon : Shin Chan, Doraemon, English cartoon like Cinderella, Beuaty and the Beast etc. All the best and do keep in touch!
@Jemina (5784)
29 Aug 09
Oh yea, those animes are a worse thing to show to kids because they are so full of fantasies and worlds that don't exist. Unfortunately they are so interesting to kids.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
That is how kids nowadays grew fast... even the way they think seems to be so advanced that they act so strange that we never had imagined. Like you, my niece had her first crush when she was around 4 years... though a year over than yours. They know the word but I guess they are stil clueless with its real meaning and feeling
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
they are definitely clueless! i'm sure he would laugh about it in the future if i remind him of it.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Im pretty sure of that too... as I had laughed when my sister told me who is my first crush before... LOL who is FAR from the ideal girl I am looking for. :)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Yes actually. Some people are just meant to be together, and they will have a crush on each other before they admit that they love that person.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
you're the romantic type aren't you rogue?
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• United States
10 Nov 08
Yes, I do believe in true love. I also believe that true love has no race, religion, age, or gender. Love can happen to anyone at anytime. Love is love.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Nov 08
lol =D HE's so cute.. I guess alot of kids have crushes, and just that we din tell anybody because we might be teased at.. lol =D BUt i really admire his courage for telling u, because u will be announcing to the world whole via mylot.. lol =D An he won't know that.. hehe ^_^ U and your nephew is really close ya, to the extend that he can tell u such things without any embarassment.. hehe ^_^ nO wonder, u dun mind his salivia on your ear.. lol
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
the saliva on my ears was disgusting! but i found it funny and it actually tickled me. i can't tell if we're really close but i'm sure he was hyper that night and he was being talkative and naughty.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
lol =D MAybe it's due to the time he spent with u is too little, thus he was trying to make it worth while.. lol
• United States
3 Nov 08
No, But I do remember that my first crush was a little red headed boy in my kindergarden class.He was so cute.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
you can still remember that??
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• United States
9 Nov 08
Oh yes. I can't remeber his name but I do remember him.He was cute.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I believe that kids that young can BELIEVE they have crushes...but I don't think they really understand what a crush entails lol. My nieces (5 and 7) think they have crushed on boys in their classes (of course!) lol. But it defeniatly isn't like the crushes you and I get! :P I think a childs 'crush' is a lot more innocent lol.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi lily! i think so too. i think for my nephew, his crush is just like his penchant for power rangers.
• United States
2 Nov 08
LOL! yeah that's a good way to put it :P Their crushes are like their obsessions in Barney and Power Rangers and Barbies! lol
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
1 Nov 08
yes my little girl has a crush already.its funny but its true.is he sees him she is flattered
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
how old is your little girl?
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
2 Nov 08
my little girl is 4 now but when she started in kinder garten it was 3 yrs old and she told me after few days in kindergarten that there is cute in his group.
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@bunnybon7 (32560)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Nov 08
none that young. but my grandson that is 8yrs has a crush on Miley Cyrus (hope thats the right spelling)shes a young singer here.
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@bunnybon7 (32560)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Nov 08
oh and i should add she has a program called Hanna Montana
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
yeah. i know miley cyrus/hanna montana. she's really popular there right?
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
yeah definitely. as long as a child or someone starts to develop their emotions. i remember my niece, she is 4 and yet she told me once that "ang sarap tignan ni mark." mark is my friend. it's funny yet it's true. =)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
"ang sarap tingnan ni mark?" that is so... funny! how could have she said that?? very amusing. kids are really different nowadays.
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Yeah, true true. ;) they act as if their on the right age to experience all those stuffs.. Keep posting!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
haha funny..but yes i do have a 4 year old daughter and fortunately she is not yet saying such words..hahaha m anticipating it though...but i do have a nephew who says such stuff..he would come home from school and say that he saw his crush..pretty crazy but then their generation is really different from ours!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
their generation is really different. they learn fast and they have access to more forms of media.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Yes I do! Although she is now almost five years old, I remember my niece having a crush on Danielle Radcliffe or Harry Potter when she was still three! But now, she already forgot about him and found out someone else, it's Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. At first, I didn't know until we were both watching the Disney Channel. I told her that I have crush on one of the Jonas Brothers and she told me that she too has a crush on one of them. The music video of the Jonas brothers was shown and I told her who my crush was and pointed to Joe. She got mad at me and told me that Joe Jonas was also her crush and said that Joe Jonas is only for her. I can't forget her face. She almost cried telling me that!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
and to think she's only five! kids are really getting more advanced and learns fast these days.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
kids are different nowadays! hahaha m just waiting for my 4 year old to utter such words...but it has yet to be heard...:) but i know kids who talks about crushes/bfs/gfs. .so advanced for their generation hahah
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
really advanced! i think he got it from the television and from his older cousins.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
3 Nov 08
I dont think its really a crush as such,but it certainly is a good sign that he is a normal little boy.However this should be carefully monitored as you all would not want him to be too far ahead of his time and not enjoy his childhood in real time.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
yeah. at least that is a sign that he's really straight. ^__^;;
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
2 Nov 08
When my son was married.....four years ago. My granddaughter was the flower girl....she was 5...the ring bearer was 4...and he instantly took to my granddaughter....during the wedding dance he got mad at her if she danced with or paid any attention to anyone esle during the dance..for a while he sat on the stage where the band was pouting because she was out with the other little kids on the dance floor...and after the wedding when they were just outside the church...he kissed her.....I do think it's possible!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
wow. really? was that really a four-year old kid?? very amusing!
2 Nov 08
Awww that is so cute, did you ask him what a crush was? Some three year olds are very intelligent!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
i did ask him if he knows what he was saying. but he was just laughing at me and i was laughing at him. ^__^;;
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
Children are the best judges of physical beauty. Scientific studies corroborate that. That is why I don't find it impossible for someone as young as him to have a crush... and he chose a really pretty one to set his sights on! :)
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
there are scientific studies for that? hmmm... reminds me, some people says babies can distinguish real beauty and they don't depend on the physical appearance.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Nov 08
My coworker's son, a cute two year old boy, was in the trick or treat party the other day. He was wearing a power ranger costume e, very cute one. Then this cute boy saw a girl same as his age wearing a gown. He was so amazed, that he went near the girl and hold her hand. We were really shocked and we started to tease them. we even shouted KISS and without hesitation, he reached the girl's cheek and gave her a sweet kiss. The entire party, he kept on holding the girl's hand. It's so funny that a two year old boy would that be aggressive. I had with me the picture of this cute boy kissing the girl.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
really? that is just so cute! its a wonder where kids learn to do things like that!