Sunday, December 6, 2009
My son thinks a girl at school likes him. How does he know? She asked him to marry him. He told her to wait until they are in college.
“There’s no way I’m doing that now,” he said. What a relief for his mom! Not to mention, he’s only in third grade and already thinking about college!
Last night, he announced again, “I think Sally likes me.”
“You do? What makes you think that?” I asked.
“When I dropped my pencil, she picked it up and kissed it over and over.”
“Well,” I said, a little taken aback. “She has very good taste. I don’t blame her for liking you.”
He beamed from ear to ear.
“So, what did you say to her after that?” I asked, practicing my role as future nosy mother-in-law.
“I told her she could keep it,” he said. “No way would I want it back after that.”
We, his dad, sister and me, laughed heartily while my son sat quietly.
“Dang! I shouldn’t have done that,” he said.
“I just remembered that was my lucky pencil.”
“What’s so lucky about it?” I asked. I’ve learned it pays to ask these questions.
“I found it on the playground and later I wrote a whole one-page essay with it," he said.
“Are you going to ask for it back?” his sister asked.
“No, I’ll let her keep it,” he said, his eyes shinning and his mouth fixed in a goofy grin.
Ah, true love ….