Last year, we had to pick up the Oldest Kidlet at his classroom. Now that he’s a first grader, his class walks out to the front of the school where we meet him.
On the way back to the car, I ask him about his day. I’ve realized that if I don’t get it out of him before we’re home, I won’t learn anything about his day.
“I had the best day ever.” This is how nearly everyone of these conversations begins. He really likes school. “I have the greatest friends. A friend of mine helped me put my school folder in my backpack and I carried another friend’s lunch for them! That’s what best friends do- help each other!”
“Who helped with your folder?”
He shrugged. “I dunno.” Some best friend, right?
“Whose lunch did you carry?”
“Oh- [LittleGeekGirl].” Now LGG was in his kindergarten class, and they were good friends. She also seemed to have a crush on him. They’re in the same class this year. “She said her lunch was too heavy.”
Is it possible for him to have a girlfriend without realizing it?