Holy bananas if feels like I haven't had a minute to myself lately. I've been crazy busy with work and family.
I'll be glad for the Christmas vacation so I can take a breather. Until then I'm going to continue being crazy busy though.
My baby girl has suffered her first broken heart.
Mary has a crush on a boy at school and finally worked up the nerve to send him a note telling him so. She found out this boy only likes her 'as a friend' and in fact has a crush on another girl in her class.
She cried. And cried and cried some more.
She hugged her stuffed bear, she ate ice cream and she swore she'd never be happy again.
Remarkably she felt somewhat better the next day so I guess the heartbreak wasn't as bad as she thought.
What was more interesting in all of this was learning that my dear husband is not exactly equipped to deal with such things. He's a man after all. He thinks like a guy. He doesn't get it that when a boy you like doesn't like you back it's the end of the world and you don't want to hear about how 'this is only one of many heartbreaks you'll suffer through your life. He doesn't get that all we want to hear is how this guy must be gay - why else wouldn't he like us? Or he's just plain stupid - after all, we are THE one all guys should want.
I'm sure over time he'll figure it out. He's got two daughters and not to sound all manly but there will undoubtedly be string of broken hearts in the future that he'll need to help mend.