My DD has been talking frequently about having "a crush" on a certain boy at school. (she had to ask me what "a crush" was because an older girl said it to her). She also mentions how her and this boy are "falling in love." Is this normal for this age? To me it seems way too early. I know she is interested in love/marriage aspect of life because of princess movies and having been to a family wedding. I've tried to downplay it a bit by saying its nice to be friends with boy, girls, everyone, etc. Because we are christian I've also said that its good for us to love everyone as Jesus did. She seemed satisfied by me just listening and stating the above. But recently they have started trading notes, pictures and candy. DH and I have tried reinforcing the above and reminding her you have to be an adult to get married. any suggestions how to handle/ignore?
DD#1 5 years DD#2 3 years