I few days ago, S came home with a little patch (the kind you find ironed onto clothes or uniforms) and informed me that a little boy in her class gave it to her. I really didn't think much of it because the first ten minutes after the kids get home from school are a total madhouse. Shoes, backpacks, and papers are thrown throughout the house, and I am following them along behind them trying to pick up every little thing I find on the floor. I also almost always find myself thinking, "Wasn't it JUST peaceful like twenty minutes ago? And did I really just spend all morning cleaning up just to be tidying up AGAIN?!"
Anyway. The patch. I put it on the bookshelf in the kids room and walked away.
Well, the next day, S came up to, frantic because she couldn't find the patch. I didn't get what the big deal was, but I helped her locate it and all was well in the world again. Well. Until we had the following conversation.
S: Oh, good! You found it. I thought I lost it! I'd be so sad because "Billy" gave it to me. (I'm changing the names in the story) I played with him all day today.
Me: That's nice. Is he a nice friend?
S: Yeah! He gave me a kiss and a hug when I said goodbye.
Me: What? He kissed you? WHERE? On the cheek?
S: Yeah, on the cheek! He says he wants to marry me. He told me he used to want to marry "Alice," but now he wants to marry me.
Me: Were you okay with that, love? With him giving you a kiss?
S: MOM! Yes! I was okay with it!
(I then talked with her about how if she ever feels uncomfortable around another person, she needs to say something, and that it's okay to tell the other person "no, I don't like that." Never too early to teach about consent.)
And then this morning she told me that "Billy" said he wants to get her flowers.
And this, my friends, is why I will never be able to give up Coke.
Sunglasses c/o Jonas Paul Eyewear, and you can find them HERE. Sof got a pair of glasses and sunglasses to try out from their online store, and she LOVES them. I crack up because the regular glasses are non-prescription, but she loves to wear them at home and while we're out. If she's anything like her mama, she'll get the chance to wear really need glasses when she's older. They have so many cute styles for kids, and I wish they had been around when I was younger!