September 14, 2004

The Lover

My son has a thing for pretty women, especially pretty blondes. He went off the deep-end over his pediatrician's partner, who is a pretty blonde. When we take the kids out, he gravitates towards the prettiest woman in the room -- particularly if she's blonde. We certainly didn't teach this to him and I'm not blonde -- he comes by his preference on his own -- though it isn't absolute. First, he just seems to look for a pretty face.

Before preschool started we took the kids with us and helped get the school ready. Since bending, lifting and painting aren't exactly things I can do easily these days, I stayed on the playground and helped watch all the children. The Boy played some with the other boys making traps in the sand and waving sticks at each other, but the best friend he made was Mia -- a cute little five year old, she's not blonde, but her mom is a gorgeous blonde. Since then the quality of the school day seems to rest on whether The Boy got to sit by Mia at snack time. The other day at breakfast, he announced that seeing Mia "made [his] heart sing." Unfortunately, she goes to school five days per week though and The Boy only three, so I fear she might be making other friends without him -- the shameless hussy.

But The Boy has other loves besides Mia and the pediatrician. Last week we had a visiting mom and her little two year old daughter at Bible class on Wednesday. The little girl was about the same age as The Girl, but needless to say a sister does not inspire longing gazes and the proclamation, "Isn't she beautiful, Mom? I think I love her." He then went up and introduced himself and had a little chat with them.

If he keeps this attitude along with his huge coffee colored eyes and the worldest longest lashes, it might not be my daughter that needs locking up when the teenage years approach.

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With that sort of taste, he might like to aim beyond actuary.

Posted by: Janis Gore at September 14, 2004 09:21 AM

Hey, let's set it up now. My youngest little girls are 5yo and 2yo. They're not blondes, but we can dye their hair. What do you think?

Posted by: Melissa at September 14, 2004 09:25 AM

I got a blond three and a half year old for him, but we're kinda sticklers on finding another Hebrew for her.

Besides, she's a smart aleck and I'm not sure I want to wish that on your poor boy.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 14, 2004 10:54 AM

Melissa, I've already been thinking about marrying him off to Alan of Theosebes daughter, but I suppose we could consider your girls too. :)

Dan, my son wouldn't work for your girl, but I do know an incredibly handsome 4 year old Jewish boy in Atlanta that might be just right.

Posted by: Jordana at September 14, 2004 11:10 AM

Hey, I've got, not one, but two (2) choices for him! Both brunettes, but cute as buttons!

Posted by: angie at September 14, 2004 11:14 AM

I was about to suggest Catherine--tons of curly blonde locks, with a hot mom who occasionally has blonde hair, and at seven years, only a bit older (after all, Reba is 2 1/2 years older than I am)--but then I got to thinking about it, and with her robust nature, she might physically hurt him. Or scare him. I know she has both effects on me.

Has your Boy expressed a preference for emotional type? Shy and quiet versus brassy and loud?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2004 11:16 AM

He hasn't expressed a specific opinion, but I suspect given the nature of his sister that he may look for the shy, quiet type as a change of pace. Right now he tends to either want things quiet or think he should be the only one allowed to make noise.

Posted by: Jordana at September 14, 2004 11:38 AM

::sigh:: I know how the little feller feels...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2004 11:55 AM

This whole line of discussion is OUTRAGEOUS. How can you talk this way about a little boy and his heart? Is he being raised by 1960s hippies???? You should all be ashamed, very ashamed...

on an unrelated note, my daughter Reagan has beautiful blonde hair is extremely outgoing and, wheras she is only two, she seems attracted to older boys....

Posted by: Frank Myers at September 14, 2004 06:20 PM

Frank, we'll add her to the list. :)

We're not hippies, but we do send The Boy to hippie preschool.

Posted by: Jordana at September 14, 2004 08:58 PM