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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wuv, Twue wuv


We all know that love and relationships are complicated. That's the nature of the beast. We're reminded of that more so on Valentine's Day than any other day of the year. What you may not be aware of, is that these complications begin early. In elementary school.

You may remember Sawyer. He was the mowhawked kindergarten friend that 'loved' Girlie. Because she was 'cute.' And he wanted to marry her.

Now we're in first grade, and thankfully his flames of passion have died down. What we didn't realize, until recently, though, is that the whole first grade love scene has gotten more complicated. As it turns out, my daughter has been 'in marriage'. Twice. Once to Blake and once to Nolan.

'In marriage' happens when you hang around someone, like at recess. You get in marriage then. You can also find yourself in marriage if you notice that a boy is hanging around you. Being in marriage lasts for about 10 miles (I asked). If a boy starts teasing you, then you can go ahead and not be in marriage anymore.

Being in marriage appears to be on the same level as having a crush on someone. But, you have to be careful with crushes. Because Amy had a crush on Zak, and she told Angela, her second-grade cousin. Well, that was a mistake, because Patrick heard about it. Patrick is the mean second grader, and he's just going to tell everyone. And that will be so embarrassing.

And what is really bad now is that Zak doesn't love Amy. He loves Madeline. So Amy and Angela are really mad now, and have decided to ditch Madeline. I asked what 'ditch' meant--she said that it was like a hole.

We told Girlie she didn't need to worry about any of that stuff for many, many years.

So, see? As complicated as love may be, count your lucky stars that at least you're not in first grade. Happy Valentine's Day.

8 love notes:

Aubrey said...

I don't think 1st grade was this complicated when I was a kid. Beautiful picture of Girlie!

Happy Mom said...

We just went through the kindergarten version of this. Although the descision was firmly made by both to wed when they came of age, they have since decided to just be friends. (whew!)

(fun post!)

Sarah Ringer said...

It almost makes me sad to read this post because little Girlie is growing up too fast! And I feel like I haven't seen you guys in ages :( Give Girlie and the rest of your adoreable fam hugs and kisses from their favorite Aunt Sarah!

Wright said...

Wait until the teens (;

jamie said...

it's starting already? i'm sorry!

Miss Mim said...
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Miss Mim said...

I agree with Sarah! Tell Girlie to slow that bullet train down!
I once again read the post to my roommates for good laughs.

Laura F said...

Yikes! I have to admit, as fun as the "all girl" kindergarten class has been this year, there are a few things I think are worse than a normal class. All it takes is one boy-crazy girl to mess up the whole class! I can hardly wait for Izzie to hit 1st grade next year now!