A Momentous Event in any Girl’s Life

Hula Girl got flowers today… from a boy.

We were at the playground this morning, and she was clambering all over the equipment. (It scares me that she can climb as high and go down all the big slides alone now… but she’s really gotten the hang of it, and who am I to hold her back, right?) A little boy and his grandma showed up, and he started trying to climb all the ladders… unsuccessfully.

Poor little guy- he was trying so hard, but he was definitely scared. I think it was also slightly embarrassing for him to watch my not-even-two-year-old GIRL climb up the ladder he had attempted just moments ago. Finally his grandma stepped in and helped him figure out where to place his feet on the rungs, and he did all right. Once he got to the top, he was smiling the biggest proudest smile!

Then he started talking to us (I was talking to his grandma, so apparently he decided Hula Girl and I should be his friends). He told us he is three (and a half, says Grandma) and that his name is Bjorn. Yeah, like the baby carrier.

He and Hula Girl watched each other play for a long time, and then they both wanted to swing a bit. He talked to me the whole time swinging, and then when we decided it was time to go, his grandma decided they should go as well. She is from out of town (visiting while Bjorn’s mom delivered Bjorn’s brother in the hospital), and she needed directions to the hospital. So I pulled out my handy dandy phone and looked it up for her.

When we looked up from the phone, we saw Bjorn walking over to Hula Girl with several dandelions in his hand. He handed them to her and said, “Here you go!” She smiled and took them silently. As they walked away, she said, “Beige you! Bye!” (Thank you! Bye!) The whole way home, she kept telling me, “[Hula Girl] wowohs umma boy!” (Hula Girl got flowers from a boy!)

As my mother-in-law said, “Let’s hope these are the first of many!” 🙂


  1. kristypowers said,

    May 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This is so neat! What a fun memory. Neither of my sons has given flowers to a girl yet…but they haven’t met Hula Girl. 🙂

    • May 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      I would love it if one of yours gave her flowers. For real. Let’s make that happen someday… somehow… 😉

      • kristypowers said,

        May 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Okay! Hatching a very long-term plan….

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