One of my grandson's got in the car with me the other day as he and I were going to get pizza. He and I both love pizza.
He's twelve years old and in the 7th grade. That's the grade I taught when I first started teaching, 7th and 8th grade. Loved that age kid.
"Hey Pop Pop, guess what?" "What" I ask. "I got a girlfriend." "A girl friend." "Yes." I then ask him, "What's her name?" "Her name is Emily." "You think you need a girlfriend" I asked. "Well yea."
"She text me this morning" he said. "What did she say" I ask. "Good morning." "Well I guess that's nice." He went on to tell me, "I haven't had a girlfriend since the first grade. I was afraid to ask her to be my girlfriend, I was afraid she wouldn't like me, but she said she liked me."
I told him a lot of things come with having girlfriends and women in one's life.. "I know" he said. "Girls can have a lot of drama can't they." "Oh yes" I replied. "Oh yes." He then told me about some girl in his class he said that he and his buddies call her the "Drama queen."
With that we were pulling into the pizza place and the conversation changed to what kind of pizza we were going to have. But as we walked into the place his phone went off. It was Emily. She had sent him a picture and a text message. I wanted to remind him of his statement: "Girls can have a lot of drama."
"Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Before our little trip to get pizza ended he looked at me and asked: "Pop Pop, do you remember any girl friends you once had?" With that I smiled and told him, "Go get our cokes."
December 23, 2017