My daughter is 6 and sorta kinda likes a boy. I don’t want to get into too many details… but after she told me I asked his name and we chatted about what makes him stand out among the other boys in class and then went on about our day. Later that evening I broke the horrible news to my husband. Madeline has a crush. She’s our oldest and we both sort of thought we’d have a few years before anything like this happened. I told him his name and what he was like and we both agreed that he sounds like a stand up guy.
A few minutes later I imagined a little girl telling her parents what Madeline had told us. And when she told her parents that his name was Jamieson Wylde Barnicle…. I’m not sure they’d get that same easy feeling that Mike and I had. Jamie is my nephew. And I assure you… one of the cutest, sweetest, and craziest babies I’ve ever known. And today I was lucky enough to hang out with him.