On our walk home from school, Noah was thinking long and hard about Valentines Day 2015...
Our conversation went like this...
Noah ' Mum, I need to write Lucy a card yet!!!'
Me 'Why Sweetie, is it her birthday?'
Noah (rolls his eyes and glares at me) 'No... it's for Valentines Day Mummy... I need to write in a card for her because she is my Girlfriend!'
Me ' Ohhh right... Do you mean girl friend?... as in, she is a girl and your friend?'
Noah (rolls his eyes... again and glares...again!) 'No, she is my girlfriend and I need to tell her!'
Everyone... My son is five years old!!!
Me 'Oh, okay... aren't you a little young to have a girlfriend... I'm pretty sure that girls have germs. don't they?'
Noah 'Not Lucy... Lucy is just lovely'
Me (giggles) 'Well, okay... What would you like to write in her card?'
Noah (thinks for a minute or two) 'I think I want to write...'
You are my girlfriend!
Me 'Hmmm, I like the beginning, it's polite! I think the trick with girls is to be nice to them. It's probably best not to TELL her that she is your girlfriend really. Why don't you try this...'
You are my favourite girl friend!
Noah 'No... that makes it sound like I have more than one! Lucy probably won't like that really. How about this....'(p.s. #girlproblems)
You have got the style and I like you.
Me 'That sounds smooth Son... How about saying that she is your best girl friend to play with at lunchtime?'
Noah (rolls his eyes...yet again and glares at me... yet again!) ' Mummy that is not cooler than what I said... and... I don't play with the girls at school, they scare me a bit! You don't need to help me Mummy, you're not cool really. I think I will write this though...'
I like you. You have got the style and I might play with you at school one day.
Me 'Sounds good Bug... I like it'
A few minutes goes by and Noah looks up at me with his big, beautiful eyes, puts his hand out to stop us from walking and with the most serious look I have ever seen, says 'Mummy, is now the right time to ask Lucy to marry me?'.....
Who says boys can't be hopeless romantics... even if he is only five years old. He is sure going to break some hearts some day, that's for sure... and no doubt, mine will be amongst them.
Lots of Love
x Maria x