Monday, October 26, 2009

Romantic Dinners??

On Friday evening at my mom's, as I was getting each of the kids a plate ready, Caroline and Bryce had gone and sat down at their little table that my mom has for them in the kitchen. But as I walked over to give them their food, I noticed that Caroline had spruced it up a little bit. She had gone and found a little autumn silk flower arrangement from somewhere else in my mom's house and put it in the center of the table. Then she went and dimmed the lights. She said she was making dinner, special and romantic. Bryce was into it too and it made me smile, but given that I was in the throws of my migraine aura, I didn't ask too many more questions.

So last night at dinner, Caroline said that she hoped we could have a romantic dinner together so I asked her what that meant to her. She said it meant that you had flowers on the table, the lights were down low, and you had a candle on the table. I asked her who you had romantic dinners with and she said anyone! So, a romantic dinner we had although we didn't have any flowers, just a McIntosh Yankee Candle and dim lighting. Caroline was very pleased.

We talked some more about it and I asked her what she thought mommy and daddy did on their romantic dinners and she said, "You talk about things, you know, like what's on the menu and about your friends and your kids." Then I asked her if she had ever been out on a romantic dinner and she said, "Yes, like when we went out with Bertie and Pop Pop as a family to Bertucci's." But she did give me a very clear "no" that McDonald's was NOT a place for a romantic dinner.

Then she went on to tell me that there was a certain boy in one of the other kindergarten classes that she would like to go out to a romantic dinner with. Um, where are you getting this stuff?? I have no idea where she's coming up with it. She barely watches TV anymore and when she does, it's Imagination Movers, Sesame Street, or The Wiggles - she hasn't watched any of those tween shows in months. Of course, I've always said that I think Caroline may have been born a little boy crazy. I remember when she was 2 years old and seeing Jason's then late elementary school aged cousin, Nathan, and how giddy she would get. She had a puppy love crush on him at 2 years old!! And then at 3, she had a crush on the main boy character in the movie, "Snow Dogs," which is really just a kid's movie about dogs and is not one of those tween movies where they make the boy all cute and appealing to tween girls. And now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure she had a major crush on the cartoon character Diego as well.

What am I in for in about 7 years????

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