Sunshine has been best friends with this boy J, she has been playing with him since November. She talked about him and his twin brother S during Thanksgiving and Christmas break. They were invited to her birthday party and she to theirs. The 3 of them play on the playground all the time, although it is mostly Sunshine and J who play together and S tags along. Apparently chasing, poking, yanking and giggling is great fun.
A few weeks ago, they invited Sunshine to one of those bouncy places that happened to have one of those fight ring things where you can knock the other with one of those padded gladiator jousting sticks, which is just awesome. And by awesome I mean stupid and a black eye waiting to happen. So there they were, at this bouncy area, and Sunshine decides she wants to try these gladiator jousting sticks. It's funny, she doesn't like to rough house at home, but with J, she is all about it. Well apparently she was in this ring area and a not very nice boy "the-boy-with-the-red-shirt" kept taking her stick from her. J and his twin brother S, continued to get in front of their friend and keep her safe and allow her to play with these jousting sticks. The act made the mom of 4 boys proud and this mom feel better about having her daughter hang out with the 2 boys who were willing to protect her.
Two weeks later, Sunshine wanted to invite the boys somewhere for a playdate so we decided a different jumpy place. This one didn't have the crazy jousting area and I knew it would be good for both Sunshine and Bug since Bug and Monkey would be joining us. Well, Sunshine decides that this is not a playdate, it's just a date and she and J would be kissing in the bouncy house. Uuhhh, excuse me? She blushes a color I have never seen on her before and giggles. "What did you say?" In this high pitched, squeaky voice, she says, "We're going to kiss in the bouncy house." (hehehe-giggle giggle giggle).
We had a discussion about this and I'm sure she didn't listen since "all the other girls in school have been kissed" (when I asked who, she was able to name one girl and the one boy who kissed her on the cheek - whew).
Later in a different discussion she says that J is her best friend and yes she loves him. She announces she is going to marry him. She also said she wondered if J was allergic to cats or dogs because they don't have a dog or cat. The names of their kids will be Liam and Rosie.
I asked her when she was planning on getting married and she said "not until I'm a grown up. Like when I'm 16." Haha, maybe a few years later. She has written in her journal, "I love J", "Sunshine and J" with a picture of 2 people holding hands with giant eyes staring at each other with a heart between them, and "I have a boyfriend, his name is J."
I suppose I'd better start working on their wedding present!