Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lucky Girl

Today when I picked up Big Kid from school, he said that he needed me to take him to the jewelry store down the street from where we live.

"Why? Because you want to play in their playroom?" (it's a pretty neat store)

"No! I need to get Emily, my school friend, a prize and I want to go dere to get it for her."

"Oh. Huh. Why does Emily-your-school-friend get a prize?"

"Dest for bein' such a great friend. She's nice and she's pretty and we play on the playground togetter. I like her."

"Oh. Hmmm. That's sweet. Could we make her a prize instead?"

"Mom..."

"No, it would be just as good! Even better! You could make her a friendship bracelet, we could go to the store and get some beads and..."

"Mom--please. I want to get her real jewry, not some beads and strings and stuff. You know?"

I was just discussing it with Mr. Ashley on the phone, and how it might weird her parents out if their kid comes home with jewelry, and Big Kid interrupted me to say, "I fink I'm gonna frow up! I feel like you're not gonna let me. I already promised her and I dest need a ride to da jewry store, please."

Sigh.

They do have items under $5 and he does have an allowance and we did just get a birthday invitation for her party. The invite says "no gifts" (which I love) but he could give it to her beforehand with a card saying it's for being a good friend.

Honestly, I don't want to interfere with the awesomeness that is a guy who wants to buy a new girl friend a decent piece of jewelry. One day my future daughter in law will thank me for it.

16 comments:

Johnson Boys said...

I have little boys too and I love reading these thoughts that Big Kid has.. he is so sweet and precious. I agree let a man be good to girls not many of them left out there... good to know we are raising prince charmings.

Heather said...

I just want to know if I can send my husband over to take gift-buying lessons from Big Kid?

Beck said...

Cutest.Post.Ever.
What a sweet boy <3

Stereos and Souffles said...

He's a romantic!

LceeL said...

He has good instincts - foster those. It'll help him get lucky when he gets older.

Charity said...

I would let him buy her something, I think it is very sweet. When I was in fourth grade I had a boyfriend give me a gold chain and a pretty ring. Later that night my mom got a call from his mom, he had stolen the ring from her! I was mortified! She said I could keep the chain because that was his but she wanted her ring back. My mom offered to return it, I sent the chain also and refused to speak to him for months. He passed away 10 years ago and I still think of him all the time.

Lin said...

Oh how cute...

She really is a lucky girl :)

miss. chief said...

in a totally non-creepy way i sort of wish big kid was my boyfriend

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

aww that is the cutest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

that is hilarious and so cute

Maddness of Me said...

are you sure you guys don't live in Boca?

Paige said...

I was going to say the same thing--his future girlfriends will appreciate you not squelching this impulse!

Jennifer said...

Sweet boy. I think my favorite part was that he was so upset that he was going to throw up. I feel like that a lot of the time.

Mama to a diva said...

At least he wants to buy her something. My first grade "boyfriend", gave me a beautiful ring. He had stolen it from his mother. I had to return it.

Embellished Bayou said...

Aw, how cute! What a sweet little man you have!

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