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Toddler Crush

Posted on: September 14, 2011

The other day my friend Susan came over for a visit. The last time Niko saw her he was way less verbal and definitely not as aware of his surroundings. While she was visiting, we had some races, played basketball, blew bubbles and she stayed for supper. At one point, and quite tentatively Niko said her name. And before she left he gave her a big hug.

Once she was gone it was time for a bedtime story. I brought Niko upstairs and read the title of his beloved, The Very Hungry Caterpillar when he looked up at me and asked, “Where did Susan go?”

Me: Susan had to go home, Niko. (On with the story…) In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf…

*A few pages pass.

Niko: Where did Susan go?

Me: Susan went home, Niko. (On with the story…) On Monday he ate through one apple…

*A few pages pass.

Niko: (Standing up on his bed, walking to the window and looking out…) Where did Susan go?

Me: Susan had to go home, Niko. Come on back here and listen to the story.

Anyway, you get the idea. Niko must have asked me about five times where his new-found friend had gone. And each time he was so serious about it and really wondering, and I guess missing her.

Then this morning as Borys was getting Niko out of bed, he brought her up again. Borys asked Niko if he liked Susan, to which he responded with a huge grin and coy little look in his eyes. Borys told me about his expression later, and said he had never seen him look like that before. So enamored or something. Too cute. But, sorry little buddy, she’s a little old for you, plus she’s already married. Oh well, a kid can dream can’t he?

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2 Responses to "Toddler Crush"

Should I be concerned?? He’s probably already taller than me and with those charming blue eyes…

Yvan

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