It has come to my attention that my son is something of a ladies man, that the girls at school all vie for his attention and jockey for position to get to sit next to him.
I witnessed this myself last week at soccer. Apparently one little girl wanted to stand behind Sean in line and didn’t like that another little girl was already standing there. So she moved her.
I thought that for the most part, Sean was oblivious to his effect on the ladies, but apparently he’s been workin’ it.
The other day before school, he dug through the toy box and triumphantly pulled out a bead-it-yourself necklace that we had made last summer.
“What are you going to do with that?” I asked him.
“I’m taking it to school. I’m going to give it to Reagan.”
“Oh,” I said, “That’s nice of you.”
When I picked him up from school later that day, I asked him how Reagan liked the necklace.
“Well Madison saw it and she wanted it, so I gave it to her.”
“When we get home, I’m going to make another one for Reagan.”
“That sounds like a good idea,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said, “Necklaces make girls happy.”
At four, he already fundamentally understands something about women that many men never learn: Jewelry. We like it. Give it to us. It makes us happy.
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