:: the cute couple ::
Is that not the cutest picture? That was taken last June during Water Day at preschool. And that cutie patootie in the pigtails is the Monkey’s girlfriend. (The one that looked at me and told me that she was going to marry my son but I would not be invited to the wedding. Yeah, that one.)
Or should I say she was his girlfriend.
A couple of days ago, while enjoying an after-school snack, I asked the Monkey who he had played with at school that day.
“Uh, Tommy* and Jenny*. They’re my friends.” (*Names changed to protect the innocent.)
“Oh, I know Jenny,” I said. “She’s that cute little girl with dark hair. Is she your new girlfriend?”
Perhaps it’s wrong to be encouraging such young love, but the kid has brought it on himself. He’s made no bones about being in love. Holding hands on the field trip bus, playing “Princess and the Frog” during recess. Yeah, he’s quite the ladies man at a whopping 5 years of age.
But I wasn’t prepared for his answer.
“I don’t have a girlfriend anymore. I’m moving on.”
Moving on? Hahahahahaha! How can you not crack up with that kind of an answer? Where on Earth has he heard that kind of a line?
But wait a minute. My heart was starting to break for the little cutie patootie that was going to be my future daughter-in-law. She is the sweetest! Whenever she sees the Monkey she blushes and tilts her head and waves. Not to mention that she always gives me a big hug too. I mean she’s the cutest! Now all of the sudden my son thinks he’s a big boy, a big Kindergartner, and feels that it’s time to move on.
Somebody is gonna have to talk to that kid. I mean he’s gotta learn that he just can’t suddenly change his mind whenever he feels like it, leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him. I will not have it!
“You’re not going to handle it very well when they really start dating, are you?” the Golfer asked me as I was telling him the story later that night.