May 24, 2010

Puppy Love

"Mommy." Savannah whispered, "Mommy, that boy is smiling at me!"

Between holding a wiggly baby on the verge of toddlerhood, and attempting to catch of few words from the Regional Stake Conference broadcast, I distractedly glanced across the aisle to see a cute little boy around Savannah's age shyly smiling at us.

I looked back at my five-year old daughter. She was grinning from ear to ear back at him. I couldn't believe she was flirting in the middle of Stake Conference!

Check that. I totally believed it.

As she looked at me with her excited face, I gave her the acknowledgment she was seeking and tried to turn my attention back to the broadcast.

A few minutes later, Savannah again turns to me, giggling. "He's still smiling at me mommy!"

I tried to tell her to turn and pay attention, but her face quickly turned into a slight pout as she whispered, "But mommy, I like the way he's smiling at me but I don't know his name."

*sigh*

Pretty soon she was writing on a piece of paper. When she finished, it read, "Hi, my nam is Savannah. Wats yors?"

She was dancing like there were ants in her pants as she anxiously awaited a time when she could hand it over to him. During the intermediate hymn, and since everyone was standing up, I told her she could go.

She practically vaulted out of her seat.

Before the hymn was over, the note was handed back. In big, capital letters it read, "LANDON". I'm pretty sure her face almost split in half couldn't stop giggling the rest of the meeting.

When conference was over, his mom and I chatted for a minute and laughed about our silly kids.

The event started to fade from my mind until a couple days later, my husband comes home from work, and as he was catching me up on his day, he says, "You'll never guess who I got a call from today."

Not feeling anything terribly clever come to mind, I just stared at him.

"Remember the little boy Savannah was flirting with at Stake Conference? Well, his mom called."

"Really?" I looked at him in complete surprise. "How in the world did she find us?"

"She said she just typed in Savannah's name on the Stake website and started calling everyone until she found us."

I admittedly thought it was a bit strange, but then Luke continued.

"I guess he's been talking non-stop about Savannah and has been drawing her pictures ever since. So she was wondering if they could stop by and drop them off."

Well, okay. At this point I was actually rather impressed by her dedication.

Later that day, sure enough they pull up to our house. When Savannah saw Landon at the door she was SO excited and stared giggling all over again.

Attached to the pile of drawings Savannah received, was a note attached for me in which his mom explained that Landon has a tendency to hang onto things and is slightly OCD in some ways.

At that point I understood and thought it was actually pretty brave of her to try and find us. So a few days later, we returned the favor by dropping off notes and drawings Savannah had made for Landon. Turns out they only live about two minutes away.

Savannah stayed and played for a while and his mom and I got to chat. She is super nice and I felt completely comfortable in their home.

Every since then, Savannah has been asking if she can go back and play at Landon's house.

Puppy love. What can you do?

36 super cool people speak:

Jennifer said...

So very, very funny. When she was 4, my oldest decided she was going to marry one of her friends from preschool. His mother and I both thought it was hilarious; the future groom developed an alarmed look and started edging away from her when she got too close!

the fowlers said...

this sounds a little like it was meant to be ... for some reason or another.
how adorable!

cannwin said...

oh, so sweet. I can't even remember any stories like that with my daughter. For her it's always been about books... boys are secondary. :)

Saimi said...

It's just what her little heart needed, especially after her conversation with you about not feeling pretty.

He could be an answer to a sweet prayer by a young girl who was feeling bad about herself.

gigi said...

Oh Mercy, that's cute. Hey you never know, stranger things have happened. Let us know in about 20 years if anything comes from this
;)

Kami said...

This is the cutest story ever! I guess puppy love really does exist. It's so amazing how children can be so aware about their feelings. I had to giggle at this post because it was just so darn cute!

Kristina P. said...

So, so cute! Puppy love is awesome.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Thanks for the giggle this morning. I really enjoyed it.
Mary

alexis said...

that's so adorable! i notice my son hitting on 5 year-old girls all the time. he's only three, though...i guess he likes older women?

anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog--now i'm even more excited for cbc cause i get to meet you!

GordoSafado said...

Dang it. I need to learn how to smile like Landon cause everytime I smile at the girls they run away! I swear I don't have anything in my teeth either! Haha good story ;)

Sue said...

What a funny story. I have a feeling you are going to have your hands full in a few years...

(or maybe next week??)

;)

Lisa said...

My son made rainbow princess drawings of his first love...one every day...for months and months and months. And every day on the way to school, he'd give her the latest. She always accepted graciously, bless her heart. And after we moved, he never drew another princess under a rainbow. So fleeting. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Stake Conference - where romance is kindled and digits are taken.

Braden said...

That is so funny! What a cute story. When my oldest was in 1st grade, he come home one from school, very puzzled. We asked what was wrong and he said, "well, there's a girl in my class." He tilted his head to one side and said, 'And, I like her face." Here's to young love!

Amber said...

Awwww. Young love. I bet it may even last until next week!

Garden of Egan said...

Oh, that is so cute!
You go Savannah!!!!!

I think Serene might be in for some fun teenage years...

Amy said...

That girl might need a great big baseball bat when she turns 16. :)
Super cute post, so much fun!
Doesn't it scare you at all??
Eh, I guess not. She's only five after all.
My little 3-year-old niece has a best buddy that's a boy.

Anne said...

That is so cute!

Valerie said...

Oh, no! It sounds like you're going to have trouble when she gets a little older. :)

ldsjaneite said...

Why don't those things work for me? I remember seeing a good-looking guy in Stake Conference. I was 13 or 14 and in the choir. He was in one of the front rows and had a wonderful smile which he kept smiling in my direction. Of course, nothing else came from that. No notes or name exchanges. No pictures. No later meeting. So much for the smiling. Then again, I was sitting next to my older, prettier sister. Why didn't I think of that before?!

I'm surprised the other mother went to so much trouble! It makes for a really funny story.

Mama Smith said...

All I can do is SMILE over this one...

Larsen said...

Serene, you have a lot of commentators and blog followers, miss popular!

WOW.

Well to anyone else who reads from here on and if they catch my comment,

I AM LANDON'S MOM.

I think Serene is an angel for not thinking I am nuts. You just ahve to know Landon and how much he has me wrapped around his little finger. I will nearly anything for that kid.

Even hunt down his first crush!

I have to admit, after re-meeting you, Serene, (as our first time was at Bear World-weirdly enough and that's another story)I decided even if they kids didnt' like each other, I liked you enough I wanted to be friends with you. Now that's puppy love!

Tee Hee Hee!

Larsen said...

Serene, if you want to link back to my story, I posted it on my blog.

To funny!

M-Cat said...

So cute! And good on them for not being too shy!

Sarah said...

What a great way to meet a friend - for both of you!

Chess said...

Haha, that's adorable! Everything is so simple when you're a child. How come you can't have play dates when you're 22? ;-)

Pearl said...

awwww....that is so stinkin cute!

One Cluttered Brain said...

AWWW!!
Your girl is so stinking cute.... When she gets married age, she'll be married in no time flat! :)

Krista said...

Adorable! What can I say except that?

Bre and Bobbie said...

Cute story! She is starting young smart girl, it just gets more complicated as you get older.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Hahahah, she is so funny! That is really cute though. My daughter hasn't really noticed boys yet but a little boy in her class told her he wanted to marry her---in front of me! I about lost it, hahaha!

Mr. Stupid said...

HAHA. This is so cute and really funny. Can't believe it all started in a Stake Conference.
Smiles:)

Braden said...

P.S. Thank you so much for posting my button! I really appreciate it.

Lindzena said...

Oh I miss the days when it was that simple!! Now it's just... oh I like him, but I don't know if he likes me, and he's so busy, and my friend likes him too so it's complicated, and I HATE IT. I want to go back to smiling, giggling, notes, and mom calling for me.

iamwoman said...

That is BEYOND cute. But don't let it go too far...I know this girl who has her 4 year old son go on a v-day date with this girl/friend every year. It's kinda sick-sweet. i don't know why it bugs me.. but it makes me feel bleh when i see the pics:)

Your kiddo on the other hand-- that is totally okay cute. love it.

triciathomas said...

That is too funny!!! Kids are so cute! That was one dedicated mom!

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