So lately when I drop Van off for school, he starts getting kind of squirrely in the backseat: sitting straight up, looking all over, looking for a little girl? No. Looking for one specific teacher who opens the car doors during carpool to let the kids out? Yes.
He mentions this certain teacher maybe once or twice a week, she is a volunteer teacher in his class. I would classify her as a “looker” very cute, long blond hair and a great northern accent. She always is super sweet to Van, saying things like, “Van! My god you’re adorable. Come here! Let me squeeze you.”
So, lately when I pull into the line of cars for carpool, Van tries to talk me into getting the spot in front of this particular teacher where she will be the one opening his car door.
Him: No, don’t go to that slot! Wait a minute! Her slot will open up in just a minute. Just wait!
Me: Sweetie, there is a LINE of cars behind me… I need to go to that other teacher’s slot, we will try to get her spot tomorrow.
Him: No, just wait. See that car is moving… she is almost… there…she is free! Ok, Go ! Go ! Go!
Him: (doe-eyed) Good Morning Mrs. X.
Her: Hiiii Vaaaan. How are you todaaaay….
Me: Ok then! Bye sweetie! Hello? Ok… I don’t think you can hear me…Have a good day! Love Ya!
This morning I had a flash watching them walk away… it was the Muppet Show. The guest host was Suzanne Somers, she was serenading Kermit.
Very cute and somewhat disturbing.
And at the Great Wolf Lodge this past weekend:
Van spends over 45 minutes weaving a beach towel through the slats of a deck chair at an 80K square feet water park.
Me: Sweetie… do you see the waterslides, over there… don’t they look FUN?!
Him: Just a minute! I am almost finished!