Love Is In The Air . . . At Preschool?
The walk home from the kiddo's first day of preschool, I peppered him with questions; What'd you do today? What'd you have for a snack? All of his answers were as I expected: "You know mom - circle time, rug time with the duck book, pretzels." Then he surprised me when I asked Who'd you sit by? "My girlfriend." What?! "My girlfriend. Come on mom, let's run."
Wait, wait, who's your girlfriend, what's her name? He shrugged his shoulders. "I don't know her name." I had to figure out who he was talking about - a teacher, a classmate? What does she look like? "You know, she has Tess Tyler's face." Tess Tyler? How do I know that name? Oh - from the movie Camp Rock.
The next day, I got the same answer - he sat by his girlfriend at snack time. I was baffled as we don't talk about girlfriends, and I was wondering where he was getting this at four years old. About two weeks later, I had him point out his girlfriend - whom I'll call A. Yes, she does resemble Meaghan Martin's character in Camp Rock.
Thereafter, he'd randomly mention his girlfriend about once a week, but I didn't want to make it an issue. He told me that one day another cute gal - I'll call her B - told him she liked him. What'd he say to that? "Thanks." He later told me that was because A's already his girlfriend, and I can't fault his loyalty.
Then came the game changer: A's family would be at Walt Disney World the same week our family was there. So we traded cell #s and made arrangements to meet up for an afternoon riding Toy Story Mania. Back home, we met up with her family a few weeks later for an event and dinner in the city. (Gotta get in good with the future in-laws, ya know what I mean?)
Then about a month ago, Li'l Boo drew a fairly sophisticated picture of him and A living in their first house after they're married (the exact words he used to described it). There's A playing the Wii on TV, him sitting on the couch watching her play, and a kid in the picture too. (No explanation of who the kid is, no name, just "a little kid").Continued on the next page