Big Kid and Mr. Ashley were in the other room when I heard, "Dad? A girl in my class fell in love with me 'cuz I was wearing a black and white shirt. Is that possible?"
"Anything's possible with girls!" Mr. Ashley answered, "That sounds about right."
"Who fell in love with you?" I shouted from the bedroom.
He appeared in my door way. "Ava. She just really likes black and white shirts, I guess."
"And what do you think about that?" I asked, inwardly cringing because Ava is NOT future daughter-in-law material. She is one of the few who doesn't give a crap about her time tests and is really not Big Kid's type.
He took a moment to ponder that. "I think it's...strange? To love someone for their shirt? And now do I keep wearin' that shirt or stop wearin' that shirt? I just don't know."
"Well, you do look really good in that shirt."
"Yeah...I don't understand how girls fall in love though."
And you never will, I wanted to answer.
But I'll let him discover that mystery for himself.