Um, no. Instead he returned smile for smile and declaration for declaration--"I have a crush on you, too!"--and was rewarded for his devotion with an audible kiss on the cheek from said pony tail wearer. At which point he proceeded to go around the room telling anyone who would listen, "She has a crush on me and I have a crush on her. We have a crush on each other."
This is a new kind of child for me. Any thoughts on how to proceed would be welcome.