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. ;)