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Cooties

i was wondering if anyone else noticed that apparently cooties do not exist in our children's generation? i know when i was between 5-9 or so boys were "icky". my oldest is 6 and it seems all the kids her age that hang around the neighborhood have 4 or 5 girlfriends/boyfriends, crushes, etc. i know she is obsessed with justin bieber and i never pushed that on her or anyhting. shes told me before that she likes the way justin looks without his shirt on! WHERE HAVE THE COOTIES GONE!?!?

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tnm786

Asked by tnm786 at 7:42 PM on Mar. 25, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • LOL, I never thought about it, but you are right, now you have cooties, LOL!
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 7:53 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • Just asked DS - he knows about it because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, but it only comes up at school in the context of the books.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:05 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I never really thought about it, but you are right. My son has always had as many girl friends as guy friends. He has one girl he has called his girlfriend since he was 4 (he is 7 now). He has never thought girls were icky.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 8:09 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I think they are extinct.   Poor things.  They kept use apart.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:15 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • Wow.  I hadn't thought of this before.  Now, I must sing:


    Where have all the cooties gone? 


    Long time passing . . .


    where have all the cooties gone, long time ago?

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 8:20 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I'll have to ask my granddaughter....

    These days, it would probably be considered bullying, or even a hate crime against cooties. LOL!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 8:46 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • O O . . = cootie shot.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:24 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • My five-year-old still says boys are icky sometimes.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:52 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • Well, she's right, Ballad. Boys are icky sometimes. ;)
    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 11:51 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I think they are in a colorful box at toys R us
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:18 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

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