Tuesday, December 9, 2008

do you remember


s. is 10. on weekends i tutor him and his brother in english, at 10 and 11 the two boys are just about fluent in 3 languages... meeting on weekends for nearly a year now, it surprises me how my heart falls for these boys who were strangers not so long ago. sometimes they say things, apart from our english lessons, that venture into the real life of everyday boys. and very often they leave me at a loss for words. this past weekend s. got a phone call from a sweet little girl. he recoiled in horror. not only did he not want to take the call, he mentioned something like, girls are stupid. i've known him long enough to know that he was in a bit of a panic, as he did not know what to do upon receiving a phone call for the first time from a girl. i suppose it takes time to learn to navigate these waters. i shared some positive words on behalf of my girl sisters and he looked at me in wonder. i can only smile in thinking that, in just a few short years he'll be waiting eagerly for some sweet girl to give him a ring...


ahhh life... when boy meets girl...

4 comments:

P said...

Such a sweet story!

Julianne said...

That does bring back a lot of memories. It is funny when my son gets phone calls from girls. I love to listen!

La Belette Rouge said...

P took my exact words I had in my head before I got to the comment page. Well, it is a sweet story.:-)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I have a friend who is raising two small sons, and I love to see how she throws herself so lovingly and arduously into the task of raising good men. They will be a credit to their gender. It is so sweet to watch small human beings form.