Monday, June 26, 2006

Bonus kid love note

Sister is apparently old enough to be writing secret love notes and stashing them in her jewelry box. Unfortunately for her, she is NOT yet old enough for me to stay out of her room when just the daily tidying isn't enough anymore. While cleaning out a drawer positively crammed with tiny pieces of written-on paper, I ran across this missive to a Costa Rican classmate with whom Sister kept getting in trouble for the last 4 months of school:
Dear Jerome,
If we get married we should stay in Amarieca and go too Costirica for vacations and I will cook. We can go too the Crubutre for our honeymoon and we'll look like this. (And there are 2 pictures of smiling faces labelled "you" and "me.")

It's pretty innocent as far as love notes go, but Husband says that I should really tell Sister she's too young to be writing this kind of thing. I'm still not sure. I certainly remember having crushes at her age, and certainly don't remember my mom talking to me about them. I seem to have turned out o.k. I mean, if going through a slutty, druggy, drunky era for about 7 years doesn't count. Hey, I grew out of it eventually, right?

The freaky thing to me is that Sister clearly already has a thing for the Latin type. Like, to the point where I think I better start working on my Spanish before too much longer. In the meantime, I wonder where the hell Crubutre is. Mabye Husband and I should go this year? Something to look into...



7 comments:

Mommygoth said...

LOLOLOLOL. Nah, I wouldn't say anything to Sister. I had big plans to marry Chandler Goff when I was her age, and it all came to naught. Oh, but I would love to see that note - do you think you can hang onto it without getting caught?

Inkling said...

Ha ha ha! Funny how to them they are very grown up and it's all so real--and yet it disappears within days with no lasting repercussions. Unless, of course, you find out your parents knew all about it.

Nikkie said...

That is just too cute and too funny! I remember feeling like that when I was a little girl!

Mama D said...

That is hilarious. And scary. For me. Cause I began getting crushes at about 3 years old. I hope my daughter doesn't take after me!

Manhattan Mama said...

Okay, if it were me, I would be reading mash notes left in the jewelry box too. The Prince has informed me he is going to install some sort of tracking device in her laptop (when the time comes) so he can monitor her IMs. (Ala Entourage.....)
I say, leave it alone for now. The feeling she has some privacy at this age is probably far more important. Hiding love letters is one thing. When she starts hiding boys --- that's another.....

Manhattan Mama said...

And as a mother of a 3-year-old little girl/spitfire, may I add: What am I getting into, and thank goodness I soak up your wisdom ahead of time....

beth said...

That's adorable and I would think nothing to worry about.

I would like to know about the vacation resorts in Crubutre though!