Maddie has come home with love letters from four different boys in her class. It's so adorable how she handles it, too. She comes home and says, "Mom - it looks like I may have another secret admirer..."
"Oh yeah? Is it really a secret, or do you know who it is?"
"Well - I know who it is already."
"Oooooh! Do you like this one?"
"Well, not really in that way - but I think it's nice that he likes me."
I'm waiting for the day she comes home with a letter from the boy that she adores. I think that reaction will be my favorite.
Anyway, I wanted to share two of my favorite notes.
#1 - Maddie you smell like a flower. XOXO - Gros why did I write that?
Awesome because it was done in classic second grader fashion. Love and embarrassment tied into a one line sentence.
#2. Dear Madelyn, You are nice and pretty and carrying for others. I like how you write stuff in your journal and I hope you love this letter and I wonder how you got it. And you are really nice to others and look on the back.
(Turn page over)
But DO NOT TELL!!!
I love you!
Okay, now number one was unbelievably funny - but how incredibly sweet is number two?! This kid is waaaaay beyond his years in knowing what to look for in a girl.
I found out today that this letter was given to her from the boy in her class that is often in a wheelchair. He has some sort of muscle difficulty and in Maddie's words "sometimes he just falls down."
When I asked Maddie if she had a crush on him - she gave me the usual response "I don't really like him in that way - but I'm glad we are good friends and it's nice that he likes me. He always asks me to push him in his wheelchair and I think that's really fun."
Be still my heart - my daughter is everything I've always hoped she would be. What a sweetheart!