October 20, 2004

The Lover, Again

I mentioned before that my son is quite the lover. He has his preschool girlfriend and on days when she's sick, he's not quite as happy and on many days when she's there he delights in giving her big hello and goodbye hugs -- and who knows how many hugs during the day.

Recently, one of his favorite songs has become Red River Valley and he's taken the time to learn most of the words. He'll go around humming or singing it throughout the day.

Yesterday he told me the reason he liked the song so much was, "Because it is a love song and it makes me think of Preschool Girlfriend (not her real name)." In fact, he's started composing his own love songs inspired by her.

I wonder when he'll figure out yet that Red River Valley is a sad love song, and not one that might exactly be inspirational for young lovers. And I must note that this sweet young thing better not go breaking my son's heart too cruelly when the day comes that she finds someone new.


Better hope he doesn't get wind of Barbara Allen. This is not the version I know (Barbara Ellen by the New Christie Minstrels), but it's close enough.

Posted by: LittleA at October 20, 2004 11:04 AM

My girl crazy 15 year old was a girl crazy five year old...so watch out, the ride is just beginning!

Posted by: Earth Girl at October 20, 2004 09:58 PM