Monday, October 5, 2009

Southern Suitors in Hot Pursuit

So, we're there...
that point
that precipice
that frightening ledge that was always to remain distant.
Boys are beginning their encroachment on the Griffen house; and these Southern boys ARE NOT SHY.

There is a certain young man, P*, that has bluntly declared his like for my daughter, T*. This morning he walked right next to her, not a hairs width away, during walking club. He could've held her hand...if she wanted to. He boldly declared to her, "It will happen Taylor. First, you'll stumble. Then, you'll dream about me...and then, you'll get looooost in my eyes." (He stole the line from Sonny with a Chance on Disney Channel.) Taylor just stifles her grin and turns away, in denial. I love to watch it. I tell her it's flattering. But, she can just leave it at that.

M* has already had young men calling the house. One, asked for her dad; and then proceded to ask if he could have a lemonade stand with her next summer. Now that's a 1st rate 1st grade Southern gentleman! The other, was calling multiple times, every day. The moms kinda trumped that one. But, he still writes her love notes and waves eagerly every time he sees her. She waves to his bus every morning, trying to catch a glimpse of him in the dark windows.

Seriously? Not ready for this.


KayKayBe said...

Eli sends his like to Reily:) Soooo funny and scary. I gave Emma the TALK this week- she asked a lot of questions- I ended up drawing some diagrams. I knew it was coming, but really, my seven year old needed to know this?
I feel you.

erin 'n phil said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA - everyone wants the Griffen girls!

Angie said...

i love it! its getting scarier with each year isnt it... i am so not ready for this stuff either... aaahhhh!

Amber said...

this made me laugh so hard when i read it!
ahh, i miss you and your family! and just think. if you were still in New Hampshire, you probably wouldn't be having quite the same experience. (Good or bad? I can't decide.)

Ken and Jen Perkes said...


Just remind any of these would-be suiters that they need to pass the OLD home teacher interview!


Monica said...

Oh Amber and Perkes' you make me miss NH sooooo much. You will always be in our Southern fried, grit filled hearts...until we find our way back North : )

PS: Bro. Perkes - you're hired. We'll start sending all these girls your way!

Mom said...

Don't worry until you hear "Will you marry me, I'm a good listener"