My youngest, Alissa had her first boyfriend early last week. Christopher asked her to be his girlfriend at the beginning of the school day. Alissa said yes. By the end of the day the romance was over, they were splintsvile. Stupid Christopher.
That whole chain of events has sparked a new type of relationship between her and my wife. I really shouldn’t say “new”. Maybe saying their relationship has “matured” would be a better way to put it.
Sherri has taken on the role of “girlfriend” as well as mother.
When will I know when I’m in looovvve? Why are boys so stuuuupid? What was daddy like when you guys were boyfriend and girlfriend? All things I’m not supposed to know about. It’s all very cute. Sherri loves it. It’s great that she is getting the chance to do these kinds of things with Alissa instead of all of the drama she has had to deal with from our oldest Sarah. I’m sure Sarah was capable of being this cute at this age, but we never saw it. It has made it tougher to feel the same attachment towards Sarah.
Alissa is now only 2 years younger than Sarah was when we brought them into our home. I can’t see Alissa maturing enough in the next 2 years to be anywhere near Sarah’s maturity level at 9 years old. That’s a good thing. Sarah was the head of that household when the county took them away from their birthmother. She really hasn’t let that go.
Alissa and I were driving home from her basketball practice the other night. She now had some questions for me.
Daddy when did you know you were in love with mommy?
I was in love with her at first sight, I just didn’t know it or act like it.
That’s kind of what mommy said.
Oh really? What exactly did mommy say?
Mommy said you acted like a punk when she first met you.
Nice, glad I asked.