Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I wonder if he was actually aiming for the nose?

"Wanna know what happened at school today?"asked Sarah nonchalantly.

I would love to know what happened at school today I wanted to scream! But I decided I should keep my cool considering every time I ask her or Peter about school I am met with a shrug of the shoulders and an "I don't remember."

"What happened?" I quietly asked barely looking up from the cupcake batter I was cleaning off the counter tops and the back splash.

"Riley kissed me!"

Not quite the answer I was hoping for.

"Oh he did?" I said brightly. "Where?"

"In the circle at circle time."

Again, not really what I was looking for.

"No, I meant where. Like on the cheek?"

"No. It was on the nose."

At this point I was biting my lip to keep from laughing out loud. And then in my head I'm wondering if he was aiming for the lips and missed, or aiming for the cheek and missed or if he in fact was aiming for the nose.

"Do you like Riley?" I continued.

"Yes. But Kirsten doesn't."

"Well, it doesn't matter if..." I began to launch into my speech and I got cut off.

"I know. I know. Don't say it." I guess Sarah got enough of that lecture last year during preschool when she had a very strong-willed BFF who did not like it when Sarah liked people that she didn't like. It was a lot of 4-year-old drama.

And as she was brushing off my lecture it seemed like I was talking to a 15-year-old instead of a 5-year-old. I felt as if I was holding a heavy crystal ball.

I then changed my line of questioning and asked if she minding Riley kissing her. And she said yes she did mind.

So I told her if he tried it again she could say no and that would be o.k.

She seemed relieved at that answer and happily resumed gluing yarn to a piece of paper she had cut out with her nubby-tipped scissors and I was happy to be talking to a 5-year-old again.

18 comments:

Jaina said...

::hugs:: She's already got 'em falling for her! Love the heavy crystal ball imagery.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh the kindergarten kisses. They do grow up so fast.

Denise said...

Sweet post.

EntertainingMom said...

i think Kindergarten kisses may be among the best kinds of kisses... adorable!!!

Kimberly said...

This will be the kiss she remembers for the rest of her life! I think we all remember that sneaky kiss in kindergarten!

(And you better invest in a heavy-duty stick, cause one day you'll need it to keep all these boys away from her!!)

Grandma T said...

A sweet and tender kiss on the nose....life is good!

Annikke said...

Yes, these conversations scare me and my kids are young too. I get so freaked out about having these conversations with my teenagers when they get to be that age. EEKK. Scares.me.to.death.

Lee and Beth said...

Ha ha. How very cute. You guys better watch out, though. She's driving the boys crazy already! :)

Melanie said...

Very sweet, Beth!

I thought it was just my kids that always say "I don't know" or "Nothing" when I ask about their day. :)

Chris said...

That was so cute... and you are such a good mom!

Mama Zen said...

Every once in a while, I feel like I'm holding that crystal ball, too. It's scary!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh me oh my.....how it starts so very early. eeekkk....

RR Mama said...

My 4yr old had, HAD, a girlfriend, when I asked what happened he said he dumped her! I want to know how he knew what that even meant at 4!

ComfortWriter said...

I love your blog and Miracle Monday's!! Thank you for listening - isn't it amazing sometimes, the way God gets our attention. :)

Kim said...

Thanks for the sweet glimpses into your family. I love the way you write about them.

Jeneil said...

So very cute. I mean, who could resist that nose?

Scribbit said...

Nothing like affection from one of your kids is there?

Momisodes said...

It is so amazing/frightening how quickly drama creeps into their lives!

The nose kiss is too cute though.