The 4th Grade Love Letter

 

Ryan came to me...."Mom, I need some help."  He was super serious.  Focused.
Me -- "Sure...what's up?"
Ryan -- "I've written a love letter to 'you-know-who'.= and I need your advice."

I keep my cool, I smile and say, "Why, certainly.....let me have a look."

MY SWEET LITTLE SON IS LETTING ME PROOFREAD AND ADVISE ON HIS FIRST LOVE LETTER!!!!  CAN YOU FEEEEEEL MY LOVEEEEEEEEEE POURING OUT?  And...my nosiness to what it says.

(Yes...I snapped a picture...he wasn't looking....I'm a mom, I must)

Me -- "Well, let's start with spelling her name correctly?"
Ryan -- "GEEZ!  THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EMBARRASSING!  She's so smart..she would have just been horrified!"

(Yep, I agree, but I do not acknowledge...we are looking for the GOOD...not the "you messed up")

Me -- "I think you've left out an important detail...."
Ryan -- "WHAT?  I READ IT LIKE 15 MILLION TIMES!"
Me -- "You don't ever get around to asking her to be your girlfriend.  Is that the goal?"
Ryan -- (crickets)......................(crickets)........................(crickets)
"Mom, you are a genius."

He rewrites.  It's a cute masterpiece of a 4th grade crush.  He keeps in his pocket.

I wait...and ask after agonizing all day "sooooo, did you give her the note?"
Ryan -- "Nah, I'll wait for Valentine's Day."

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Then....it's 2/14......Me, before school, "You ready?  You got the goods?"
Ryan - "READY...I have a PLAN!"

I wait....alllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

School is out!!!!! Here he is!  Talking NON-STOP about the fire alarm going off and fire trucks...and NOTHING ABOUT THE NOTE.

Finally!  I cannot TAKE IT, "Um, Ryan...the note?"
Ryan -- "Oh, she went to Disneyworld, since we are out of school Monday and Tuesday next week, can you believe that?"

ROBBBEDDDDDD.  I WAS ROBBBEEEDDDDD.

Me - "Well, that's no good."
Ryan - "Aw mom...there's always next WEDNESDAY."

I can't keep up with the "4th Grade Days Of Our Lives".

She better come BACK Wednesday....I need closure.

I'm very proud of him.  Coming to me for advice.  On a 'serious' subject in his world.  We really have amazing conversations and talks....I'm happy to know he feels comfortable with me to share.  I hope it stays this way....he feels at ease on this stuff with is mom.

Love,
Proud Hateful Joy That Needs That Girl To Come Back To School

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