5 Year Old Julia Refuses Her First Kiss

by Susan

My five year old Julia does NOT like boys!

A few months ago at a birthday party, she refused to sit next to another little guest because he was a BOY. She also insisted that absolutely NO boys come to her fifth birthday party and was rather unimpressed that her boy cousins slipped by the restriction.

But lately she’s become slightly more tolerant and politely played with a boy in her swimming class.

Today after the final lesson of the two week daily swim class, to everyone’s — especially Julia’s — surprise, the little boy went up to Julia and leaned in to give her a kiss goodbye.

Julia jumped back with shock and shot him a dirty look.

No first kiss for this 5 year old!

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 jill conyers August 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

I love stories like this. My daughter is 11 and I think she would still jump back and give him a “really” look.


2 Janice August 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Yes – I think many little girls would do the same thing! :)


3 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:21 am

I agree that many little girls would jump back… the funny thing is Julia is EXTRA protective of her personal space. Most days she won’t let anyone except Mommy hug her.


4 Mikki August 28, 2010 at 7:33 am

So cute.
My girls are 17 and 18 and are proudly still holding onto their ‘first kiss’ ! They don’t want to share that with anyone but their husband :-)

Your daughter is getting so big!!! Watching her grow up via your pictures is fun. What a beautiful girl she is!! Just like her mama!


5 Janice August 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

That is fantastic – how special those first kisses will be!


6 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:21 am


Isn’t it amazing how fast they grow… I can’t get enough pictures to savor it.


7 Susie's Homemade August 28, 2010 at 7:48 am

Too funny! My youngest had a simiiar experience in pre-school. They were playing together when he placed but hands firmly on her face and then, went in. I laughed hysterically when she said, “No, I have a headache”!!


8 Janice August 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

That is HYSTERICAL!!!! I would have died laughing!


9 Debbie August 28, 2010 at 7:50 am

My 24 and 21 year old daughters are still holding their first kiss also. Someday, soon they pray, we pray, their dear one will come and they will get their first kiss at their wedding.


10 Debbie August 28, 2010 at 7:52 am

Forgot to say… adorable story. Cutesy daughter. Watch out for those boys!!! lol


11 Janice August 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

How beautiful!!!


12 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:22 am

How touching! What beautiful weddings those will be.


13 Baby Pickel August 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

How precious!! No need to start kissing boys that young anyway – way to go Julia! ;-)
(Beautiful picture of her!!)


14 Janice August 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm
15 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

I’m glad she’s in no rush!


16 Jennifer August 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

How cute! If only my 5 year old son was that way! He recently kissed a 1st grade girl on the bus on the way home one night. His 7 year old brother couldn’t wait to tell on him! I’m in for some trouble.


17 Janice August 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Too cute!


18 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

How funny! Isn’t it amazing how kids can be so different?


19 Christina August 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Sensible girl! Let’s hope she doesn’t want boys kissing her for another 13 years!


20 Janice August 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm



21 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

Here’s to that wish!


22 Amber August 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Let’s hope she keeps that attitude for another 15 years or so. ;)


23 Janice August 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

That would be nice!


24 Susan August 29, 2010 at 2:24 am

I can only hope… LOL


25 kailyn j August 29, 2010 at 5:17 am

Hahahaha! She has her priorities straight!


26 J Smartt August 29, 2010 at 5:18 am

So cuuuuuuute!


27 Louise August 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

That ks really cute and smart of her. My kids 2, 3 love kissing their frinends. Daddy always puts a stop to it when it is Zoe getting a kiss


28 Janice August 30, 2010 at 2:07 am

So funny!


29 Isobel August 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

Awww… this is so cute :-) I remember when my son was in pre-school and he developed a crush on his classmate. He’d always prefer to sit beside her and during Valentine’s he kissed her on the cheeks. I can’t forget the look on the dad’s face!


30 Paula August 30, 2010 at 11:57 am

So very sweet! Good for her! =)


31 Awnya Boam August 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Adorable! I wish I could have taken a lesson from her when I was that age. I ended up “getting engaged” in kindergarten. My “boyfriend” even gave me a ring (that mom made me give back). Thankfully soon after that, the boys got cooties.

Now just hope when she’s a teenager she still doesn’t like them much :o)


32 Trag Lee August 31, 2010 at 3:56 am

She’s cute and very pretty girl! Sounds she’s really very conservative little girl..


33 Stephanie August 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Good for her! I didn’t agree to a first kiss until I was 16! ;)


34 jack October 14, 2010 at 12:38 am

ok, I am a 13 yr old boy who hasn’t had their first kiss and i agree with the story, BUT, I dont actually agree with some of these moms actually wanting their daughter’s first kiss to be on their wedding day. some couples ya` know do it before their wedding to see if their compatable in bed, and with ya` know being an intimate procedure theres bound to be a kiss somewhere in there. all im saying is some of thes moms shouldn`t get their hopes up, yet with ya` know being an inimate procedure i dont think the daughter will tell their mom about it, so, its safe to say we can give those certain moms the benifet of the doubt


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