Kindergarten is proving to be something akin to speed dating. I’ve previously mentioned that Connor already made his first marriage proposal this year.
I’m not sure when there’s time for all this co-ed socialization, what with learning sight words and all the numbers to 100. Yet my son seems to know every girl’s name, and some of the boys as well.
We stopped at Walgreens yesterday. While standing in line, Connor decided to peruse the rack of cheap, gaudy jewelry near the register. Pretty soon he comes tap dancing up to me.
Connor: “I want to get these for Deja. She’s my girlfriend.”
He was holding a pair of gi-normous hoop earrings.
Me: “I think those are too big for Deja.”
Connor: “No, she’s bigger than me, so these are fine.”
Me: “No. We don’t even know if she has pierced ears, and you are not buying jewelry for girls in kindergarten. I didn’t even get jewelry for Mother’s Day.”
He settled on getting himself a stuffed puppy dog.
Me: “So tell me about this Deja.”
Connor: “She’s my girlfriend. So is Mady.”
Me: “And what about that girl you asked to marry you?”
Connor: “Oh yeah, I forgot. That’s 3 girlfriends.”
Me: “What is a girlfriend?” I like to walk on the wild side and ask the loaded questions.
Connor: “She’s a girl, and my friend.” That sounds pretty innocent.
Me: “Oh, that’s it?”
Connor: “Yeah, and we’re getting married.”
It’s a good thing kindergarten will be over in two weeks. But I’m already starting to worry about 1st grade. We might be moving up to cubic zirconia by then.