Tuesday, September 25, 2007

From Austin, With Love

We have Sunshine's birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and I’m trying to get her more involved in the planning process this year.

Last weekend, we were trying to make a list of guests to come to her "Makeover/Fashion Show" Party.

She tried several times to invite boys, particularly a boy named Austin.

"Does Austin like making bracelets and playing dress up?" I asked.

"No...but...he can watch. Or take pictures!" Sunshine replied.

"I think you should invite people who will enjoy the activities that we have planned." I stated. I was NOT about to plan a whole new party with all new favors (plus, doesn’t that sound a little creepy?).

I know she has been hanging out with the boys more this year than in Kindergarten. Her dinnertime stories usually involve playing football at recess or some boy trying to take part of her lunch. But I didn't think that meant she didn't have any girlfriends at school.

"No girls like me." She confessed.

"How do you know that? Did they say it, or are you guessing?" I prodded.

"They don't talk to me."

"Have you tried talking to them?" I asked.


Ninja Boy thought of plenty of girls around the neighborhood and bus stop that would want to come, but I was still worried about why the girls at school weren't taking to her.

Then Saturday morning as we were getting our bags in the car to go to the cabin, she pulled a folded piece of notebook paper from her bag and handed it to me.

"That's from Austin." She said.

"Wow. Love, huh?" (They're starting so young nowadays!)

"Yeah." said Sunshine, "I told him, 'How can you love me? I'm just your friend!'"

"Good girl." I smiled and breathed a sigh of relief.

The note convinced me that her 'he's the only friend I've got!' story was probably more fiction than reality. That, or the rest of the girls are just jealous. ;)


Kristina said...

"Form Austin"

Awwwwwww.....You notice the second is "I love (heart)"...like "I love love" hehe

MommasWorld said...

Oh my gosh! You have got to laminate that and save it!

Most of Snow White's friends are boys even though she is a prissy girl. She wanted to invite a few to her sleep over party (fat chance) She was convinced they would enjoy dressing up, making crafts for their dolls and everything else. I just told her the boys' mothers would not allow them to stay over with girls.

Worker Mommy said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest note ever. Make sure you save it for her!

Brillig said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Wow, that is SO AWESOME. Well done, Austin. Hahahahahaha. I agree with MommasWorld that you should laminate it! What a treasure that would be for... well... future Soap Opera Sundays!

Butrfly Garden said...

I totally should have named it "Form Austin, With Love" huh? hahaha.

If she asks me for it back, I'm going to give her the paper copy because now I have it saved on the computer. But if she doesn't, I'll stick it in her three ring binder with a note. I'd like to say the story is immortalized on this here blog, but I'm not sure I want her to come back and read this here blog any time soon! hahaha!

Kelly said...

Awwwww...that is the sweetest note. I'm with the other's. Definitely save it for embarrassment purposes later!

Canadian flake said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww what a sweet story...thanks for sharing.

New Born Baby Zone said...

"Form Austin"..... :D

"Yeah." said Sunshine, "I told him, 'How can you love me? I'm just your friend!'" Keep trying Austin... LOL

Frame it... cos its a sweet note...

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

That is just so sweet. I hope you keep that for her!

Cherann said...

Look...Sunshine, at 5? (or 6?) gets more love letters from her significant other than I do...

Thanks Butrfly for the advice!!