Ah, Young Love!

Bryce has a crush.  The mere thought of it just makes me laugh.  Somehow I just don’t think of him as capable of that, because it’s such a social aspect of life, but I’m selling him short, I guess! Mrs. Linda told me about his new love today.  For her privacy, I’ll change her name to Rosa.  She’s a Hispanic girl with long black hair, and apparently Bryce is enamored with her.  He insists on sitting right next to her, and she is very sweet and tolerant of him.  He keeps his eye on her at recess and lunch, and if she finishes eating before him, he tosses his tray and heads off to the playground to catch up with her.  If you know Bryce, you know that HAS to be love! 

He was working on a question in reading that required inference.  It was something to the effect of “Would you like ‘Jan’ to be your friend?”  Mrs. Linda was trying to help him understand the concept of “liking” someone.  

“Do you like your Mom?” 
“Yes.”
“Why?”
“She’s Mommy.”
“No, because she loves you and takes care of you. Do you like your Dad?”
“Yes.”
“Why?”
“He loves me and wrestles with me.” 
“Do you like your brothers?”
“Yes.”
“Why?”
“They play with me.” (he’s beginning to get the idea now)
“Do you like Rosa?”
“Oh, yes!”
“Why?”

At this point, he couldn’t seem to come up with an answer.  So Mrs. Linda wrote down 8 or 9 things that could be a reason he would like her.  (She’s nice to me, she plays with me, she’s funny, she looks nice, etc.)  Guess which one he picked? Yep- She looks nice. There was something else he said after that, but I can’t remember.  Maybe Mrs. Linda will comment and fill in any missing details.  The male brain is always drawn to an attractive female, regardless of age, mental ability, race, you name it! :) I was laughing so hard! It’s just so cute!  I wish I could see him in action.  (Granted, in ten years I will NOT be saying the same thing!)


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