Puppy love

Beloved called me at work last Friday after he dropped the boys off at daycare. There’s a little girl named Madison who is there two of their three days, and has been for at least two years now. Beloved said as soon as they came in the door, Madison was saying, “Take off your coat and come and play with me, Tristan!” She was practically dancing in her enthusiasm.

I “awwww”ed appropriately, and promptly forgot about it. That afternoon, I was on pickup duty. I had Tristan’s coat, boots and hat on and was struggling to do the same for Simon when I noticed Tristan and Madison standing by the front door, holding hands and smiling serenely.

After I picked my jaw up of the floor, I caught Bobbie’s eye and asked her how long that had been going on. She gave me one of those, “I am as surprised as you” looks and said they’d been like that all day.

His first girlfriend, and he’s not even four. Truly, is that not adorable?

It’s the blissfully innocent smiles they had on their faces, not looking at each other but standing side by side staring off into space that is so exquisitely cute. I remember my first crush. (Don’t roll your eyes – my blog, my sap. Deal with it.) His name was Mark Neci-Ghirri or something like that, and we were in the first grade together. My mother still tells the story of how I came home one day and announced that when we got married, Mark and I would come and live with Mommy and Daddy.

Tristan hasn’t mentioned Madison at all this week, so I’m wondering how things are going over at Bobbie’s place today. I’m hoping she comes from money – it’s about time somebody in the family learned to marry for money instead of love. She seems like good daughter-in-law material, though. He could do much worse.

Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

7 thoughts on “Puppy love”

  1. Dani,
    You’re a nut! Marrying off your 3-year old and all.
    But I’ll tell you this. Anna (10) has liked the same little boy Taylor, since she was with him in her 3-year old preschool class. And the feeling is mutual. So Anna and Taylor have been a ‘couple’ for 7 years now. Crazy.

  2. Awwww,,,,And Nathan keeps saying he’s going to marry his Sister. Awww…but that not as cute as seeing them holding hands.
    Awww young love. Now you’ll have to ahve talks with Tristan just LIKE i do with my young lady of 15. LOL!

  3. Very sweet. My daughter, last year at 4, announced that she was going to marry her best friend. I told the other little girl’s mom we were going to be in-laws! She later was told by classmates that girls have to marry boys, so I told her she can marry anyone she wants (hey, we live in Ontario!) but she has to wait until she’s a grownup to decide. I expect to be repeating that speech regularly for the next 15 years.

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