Wednesday, October 3, 2007
It's her first...
You guessed it! Gillian's got her first crush. She is head over heels. She came home from school the other day with stars in her eyes.
I have since been inundated with questions surrounding any love I might have had in grade school. Or after. Or at anytime in my life.
"Who was your first love, Mama? Did he love you? Did you feel funny?"
Glazed look in her eyes and multiple *sighs* as she hugs her pillow.
So I tell her about my first love. Funnily enough, it happened in second grade. His name was David and he had red hair and freckles. We were going to get married. FOR REAL! But, alas, his parents were missionaries at our Lutheran school and he moved away to Africa that summer. *sigh*
"What about Daddy? What did you think when you saw him? Did he love you? Tell me!"
Well, actually, it was kinda love at first sight. But we pretended not to notice. For about three years or so. Yes, we were dating during the time, but we didn't like each other or anything. We were very noncommital.
Story for another time. Who do you love, Gilly?
At which point she rolls hers eyes and tells me she doesn't love anyone...but she might kinda like Theo. A little. But just as a friend. And, yes, he sits next to her at lunch. And chases her at recess. And pulls her hair. But they don't love each other because boys are stinky.
Phew! That was a close one!
Little girl love is adorable and terrifying all at the same time.