Tuesday, January 10, 2012
And they call it Puppy Love ....
Today I found a 'LOVE' letter. I hasten to add that it wasn't in my husband's jeans, car or anything to do with my husband, in fact, it was in 7 year old daughter's bedroom. Today I got the urge to clean her room, a task I don't particularly like and one I don't do very often (between us.. I normally lie down until the urge passes). Childrens' bedrooms can be dangerous places. My daughter loves to draw, paint and play with lego so walking from the door to the window to open the curtains is like a minefield, especially if you stand on tinsy, winsy pieces of lego.
I geared myself up, made sure I had my protective clothing on (my slippers) and made a run for it. Thankfully I was only attacked by some green and pink glitter which (to be honest) have 'pimped' my slippers. Whilst in 'there', I decided to had a little tidy and that is when I came across IT....
It started off with a love heart surrounded by kisses and went something like this...
"Her name is Pearl.
She seems to have a way with eating.
She loves going for walks.
She loves her Mother very much.
She loves her toys.
I read down through the first 5 lines and thought... 'my 7 year old daughter is in love with a girl, who has an eating disorder, is athletic, family orientated, playful and imaginative'.
Before I reached for my childcare/ Supernanny esque book on how to deal with your child's first crush, I read the last line.
"She is a dog but it does not matter even if she is from Cork."
...and then my heart melted as I realised it was about her dog. I'm not sure what she means by the line 'even if she is from Cork' as I'm quite sure she has nothing against anyone from Cork.
When she arrived home from school I asked her about it and she told me that Pearl 'the dog' was her best friend.
Clearly I'm going to have to start singing 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend" a little louder.