Sunday, January 11

Bean has a boyfriend!


For the holidays, I gave Beast* and Bean a joint gift: a daddy/mommy-and-me class for parents and babies 6-8 months. I figured it was a product-less gift that would be fun times/memories and Bean is at the stage where other babies are starting to be very interesting to her, so she could benefit from more social interactions through the cold, wet, mostly indoors winter we're having.

At their first class last week, the ten or so babies were placed in a circle, each with a toy in front of them. Bean played with her toy for a bit while most of the other babies stared at the teacher, who was sitting in the center of the circle. Bored of her toy, she decided to (show off and) crawl over to the boy next to her and take his toy. (Do I have a bully on my hands? :) Beast apologized to the boy's mother, who assured him it was fine. Apparently, this was a pretty coy move on Bean's part, because the boy then grabbed her hand and locked eyes with her. They held hands and their gazes for about two minutes before resuming their play.

Oooooooh! Bean has a boyfriend! His name's Eli and they see each other next week. Looks like I'll have to talk to her about the birds and bees before then ... Oh well, at least if I do it now she won't have a clue what I'm talking about.

P.S. BB--your comment that Bean will have a happy childhood resonated with me and really touched an emotional core. Thank you for believing that--if I can give her that, it would be the best gift a parent could give their child.

*Formerly known as Hubby. As I discussed with BerryBird a long time ago, I hate the words "husband" and "hubby," so why am I using it in my blog? I call him Beast anyway, so it'll be natural to write Beast here.

8 comments:

Momma Val said...

HA! You are so wonderfully nuts! I love ya girl! In regards to your message to BB, how an earth could that beautiful child of yours (or any other that may come along too) NOT have a happy life with you and him as parents??? You both have have so much to give and show her. From beauty comes beauty :) Not sure what will happen to Little Buddy, poor thing. Nobody ever tells me nice things, I just get LOTS of unsolicited advice on how I need to be doing EVERYTHING differently. Exhausting!

That little Eli has found a great catch. Maybe you need to talk to HIM regarding the birds and the bees first. Ugh, I don't even want to think of that time, teenage years, adolescence, etc. Can't they stay little forever???

Nadine said...

Ooh, I wish you had a picture of that moment. Too cute. It looks like you have a little reader on your hands too.

BerryBird said...

I love that photo of Bean -- she looks so feisty and determined. That book isn't geting away with anything on her watch! It sounds like the class will be a lot of fun, especially watching Bean interact with the other babies.

citizen of the world said...

That's adorable.And a great photo of her devouring that book!

Stacy said...

Aw! Your little Bean is getting so big! Wasn't it just yesterday you were posting us her as a newborn?!

aativas said...

Threre is a 'Bean' in all of us... so, we enjoy this. I am sure Bean too will enjoy these moments when she grows.....

Nicole said...

Oh, that little Bean is so sassy! Your idea of the class is inspiring to me. I am going to do some searching for a similar program in my town. Goodness knows we need a reason to leave this house.

nadhsamuel said...

''I hate the words "husband" and "hubby," so why am I using it in my blog? I call him Beast anyway, so it'll be natural to write Beast here. ''

i think the words 'hubby' is the best word you should used it..

I love that photo of Bean -- she looks so cute-

i would like to say 'hi' to bean.