Thursday, February 19, 2009

Talk to me, Baby

My little girl has a boyfriend--well, in as much as a 4th grader can have a boyfriend. Their relationship consists of passing little love notes back and forth at school and talking on the phone occasionally.

His name is Leyton, but Erin seems to have a speech impediment when it comes to saying his name. She pronounces it, "Lay-un." The "t" sound is mysteriously missing. And we tease her endlessly about it, because we're cool like that. (You know, just in case she's missing out on some bullying in these formative years. We wouldn't want to deprive her of any normal life experiences, you know.) (I kid.) (Well, actually, we do tease her, but we're not mean about it. Like, she doesn't actually cry or anything. She laughs. I swear.) (And, yes, as a matter of fact, we do suck as parents.) (Also? I love italics.) (And parenthesis.)


Yesterday, she dreamily said, "I just love to hear Lay-un's girly voice when he answers the phone..."

Um, yeah. Maybe you shouldn't share that tidbit of information with him. Like, ever.



Busy Bee Suz said...

oh, this made me laugh so hard. We also tease our kids, cause I don't think they get any of it at school. Really.
So funny...she is such a cutie. Yeah, she should not share that tidbit with him until his voice changes. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. This is so cute. I am packing you up a box of my MAGIC NEVER GROW UP POWDER to start sprinkling on her at bedtime immediately, oh wait, it didn't work for me, so it won't work for you either... How does this happen?

Live.Love.Eat said...

Too cute. a boyfriend already, huh. Well, my son is 5 and he has a few girlfriends but none he talks to on the phone. can't wait for that :)

Frasypoo said...

Oh my goodness!!
Children are so innocent!

Jason, as himself said...

Or maybe she should. Because that would guarantee that if they're together when they're teenagers, they will never have sex.

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