A Freshly Picked Valentine Story.
Guys, my baby boy has a Valentine.
I want to say, "I don't know how this happened!" - but I really can't do that. Because I know exactly how it happened. I dressed up my son, took him over to my friends' house, and we proceeded to play babydolls with our real-life babies.
Sometimes moms need to have a little fun, too. Because there aren't adult jumperoos for us to lounge in all day long. SOMEONE INVENT THAT.
// He's probably just hiding his feelings, Finley. Boys are good at acting aloof. //
// These two. I can't even handle it. //
// HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A PRETTIER VALENTINE. The answer is no. //
// Some couples wear their matchy-matchy Chuck Taylors. Some couples simultaneously rock the Nikes. I once wore matching Vans with my skater boyfriend (yes I was in 7th grade, and yes, I still regret not keeping those rad sneaks.) But these two? Well, they're little moccasin wearers. And by little I mean that they are 6 weeks a part in age and my son is wearing shoes two sizes bigger than her. No big deal. Mom loves him. //
// Here, let me help you open the present I brought you. Here, let me help myself to a snack of the present I brought you. //
// He's all, "This snack is a different flavor than last time. " And she's all, "A book?!" (Feigned surprise, really thinking, "Where's the chocolate and flowers, man??" )
// Mom, he bought me a book. How am I supposed to read into this?? //
// Some boys get nervous to hold a girl's hand. Everett just wanted the chance to hold her foot. //
// Nailed it. //
Everett's Advice for Other Bros:
1. Never Show Up Empty-Handed.
Needless to say, his gift was well-received. This little lady, sweet Finley, politely accepted his on-trend choice and even pretended to look away when Everett lost his cool and was overwhelmed with the urge to NAP. What a classy broad.
2. Look Fresh.
In his case, Everett was looking extremely fresh - hence the footwear. Bathing really helps a brother out, too.
3. Give Her a Compliment.
A nice, "Hey Finley, cool head bow," would do just fine. But in his case he patted her soft rose moccasin and everything that needed to be said in that moment, was said.
4. Suck Up to Her Parents.
This isn't hard one when you're 6 months old and so cute that it physically hurts. Things get more challenging when you can actually open your mouth and say something awkward.
5. It's Okay to Cry.
He's a sensitive, communicative soul. We are lucky that she is so laid-back and optimistic about his opinions.
Match made it Heaven? Only time will tell.
Remember, sweet son, Mommy will always be your first love. And probably your first reason for needing some therapy.
Happy Valentines Day to you all!