The Cute Boy with the Cool Jacket

21 Feb

Nia was all smiles today when I picked her up from pre-school. You see, there is a new student in her class. His name is John.

I saw this John as I was waiting in the car line to get Nia. He walked out with her and their teacher and Nia was walking on her tiptoes, flashing her sweetest pretty princess smile.

She ballet-stepped her way into the car and immediately asked, “Momma, did you see John?  He’s the new boy I told you about. Did you see him? He runs fast. He’s a faster runner than me. I like his jacket. It has a map on it. It’s a cool jacket … ”  (It was a bomber style jacket and I’ll have to admit did look pretty cool.)

All I could do was smile and say a good bit of “uh-huhs” as she went on and on a mile a minute about John. I found out that he helped her clean up the kitchen set and that he sits at a different table and that he is nice and funnier than Will (another boy in her class) but he can also be shy. After all of that though, I still didn’t know what she really thought of him.

“So Nia, do you think John’s cute?”

“Ah (smiling) yeah!  John is cute.”

“Oh yeah? So you really like him huh?”

“Ah, (smiling bigger) I guess …  I think he likes me though.”

“Why do you think that?”

“Because he helped me clean up the kitchen.”

OH! If it were only that simple! Our sweet Nia. I can’t believe how quickly she is becoming such a little miss. I just hope she will always be this open with me about boys! (Although I’m sure her daddy will disagree with me on that!)

6 Responses to “The Cute Boy with the Cool Jacket”

  1. Scoop February 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    Hmmm..didn't you meet Andrew when you were just a little tyke? John could be the one! Oh…that was mean…I'm just kidding. *smooch*

  2. Anna February 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    Ah man, do you remember that feeling? I remember just LOVING this boy named Jamie in kindergarten. My mom even wrote about my obsession in my baby book.

  3. Are You ZaZa? February 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    What's even more adorable is that she even talked about him right before she fell asleep last night. "John will be in school tomorrow and every day." So it begins!

  4. Scoop February 25, 2008 at 11:11 am #

    Aww…first crush. I remember loving this guy, Doug, in Kingergarten too. Ahhh, the memories!

  5. gummibunny February 29, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    You know, I think Nia makes a good point about how she knows John likes her. It's easy to tell someone you like them, but much more significant to show them by helping with a tedious task. We could all take notes from your smart girl!

  6. TattooRN March 2, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    He cleans the kitchen, huh? Keep him, Nia!

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