SJ: Grandma, guess what?
SJ: I found you a new boyfriend!
G: *a little too excited* Really? Who?
SJ: *picks up his iPad, taps on screen* Actually, I'm downloading him now!
SJ: He's from Pakistan.
SJ: Actually, he lives in Bangalore but he's from Tajikistan!
I laughed. Quite hard. Later that day, at Hampstead Heath, we picnicked with a few girlfriends, and SJ was in full swing. He'd decided to download boyfriends for everyone. The only problem was, all boyfriends appeared to be inanimate objects. For example, V was paired off with a storage room; N was pointed towards a small stone building in the park. I mean, it was a lovely building but being discerning creatures, we questioned why anyone would want an empty room for a boyfriend?
SJ: Well because, if you get tired, you don't have to go far, you can just sleep in the room -won't that be good?
All the the single ladies: Um, no -actually, not good - what if you want a cuddle? You can't cuddle a storage room.
SJ: But you can put a nice chair in there, - and a TV.
All the single ladies: I think you need to work on that one.
Last night, SJ proudly handed me a small drawing.
SJ: Here you go, Mummy!
Me: What's that?
SJ: I 'downloaded' you a boyfriend!
Me: *stares at stick figure on flapping piece of A4* Wow.
SJ: His name is Jack Jay.
Me: Cool. I'm going to pin him up in the kitchen, on the noticeboard.
SJ: That's good! And, you can talk to him whenever you want to, like when you're working in there.
Me: Like, when I'm doing the dishes and stuff?
Me: That's just...perfect.
|Jack Jay -the quiet unassuming type|
I give you Jack Jay. He sits, pride of place on the noticeboard. I'm looking forward to romantic walks in the park with him this autumn.
PS: The joys of single motherhood. Nobody said it would be easy but when your child has a wild imagination, and is wise beyond his years? Well - the days just fly by. I hope you're all enjoying the last of the summer weather! I am. -Talei XO