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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Love in Cursive



The other day my ten-year old came home from school walking with the kind of buoyancy only love can induce. “I have a secret,” he announced.

“You have a girlfriend!” I blurted (Sometimes I just can’t control my powers.) He nodded, nearly levitating with pride.

“Describe her,” I said. “What’s she like?

”She’s nice.”

“What does she look like? That seemed to stump him.

Ever the romantic, I said, “Tell me about her eyes.”

After some thought he said, “She has two of them.”

Okay. “Lips?”

“Two.”

“Hair?”

“Yes.”

That’s my boy.

That night when I peeked in on him before going to bed, he was reading Bingo Brown’s Guide to Romance by Betsy Byars. Getting tips, he said. And copying love letters straight from the book—in cursive.

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At 2/27/2007 12:09 AM , Blogger Surviving Motherhood said...

two eyes, two lips and hair. Yup, sounds like a keeper!

Bless him, hope she will be impressed by the love letters.

 
At 2/27/2007 9:49 AM , Blogger NtycnBoricua said...

Don't you love the simplicity of it all? It makes for a great Hallmark card.

NtycnBoricua - Mami Dearest

 
At 2/27/2007 1:37 PM , Blogger Mother From Another Continent said...

Surviving motherhood thanks for your comment. Yes, she sounds like a keeper to me, too.

NtycnBoricua, I can just see that card: Two eyes, two lips, and hair, too. You have everything to make me love you.

I still remember the first boy who asked me to be his girlfriend. We were in the second grade. His name was Richard. He was a cute little Mexican boy with a somewhat prominent nose. I gagged and said no.

But he wasn't deterred. The next little West Oakland beauty he asked replied with a resounding yes, and my gallant ex-suiter presented her with a perfect cigar box filled with cowery shells of our generation--hopscotch chains, a box of unbroken crayons, pencils with erasers, all kinds of good stuff.

I didn't regret saying no, but I did regret not getting that cigar box.

 
At 3/01/2007 9:00 AM , Blogger Rachel Briggs said...

what a great post, and lovely blog - the find of the day!! I shall definately be back!!

My son (age 7) has said he's leaving home at 35, and getting married when he's 40 so he can have kids when he's grown up. (there's a novel idea!) I should mention, he has already asked his school friend Daisy (aged 8 now) to be the lucky woman. Oh, and they're having twins, called Tom and Lucy. Not sure at what point these fit into the plan.

Bless him!

 
At 3/01/2007 12:19 PM , Blogger Mother From Another Continent said...

Thank you, Rachel. Welcome.

Your son is precious. Reminds me of my 22-year-old at that age.

Bless him--and bless you, too!

 
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