My son has been noticing the ladies quite a bit lately. Right before Christmas break, I told him I loved him, and he said "I love you," then said the name of a girl in his class. Mmhmmm. When we got back to school, I told her father I needed to have a word with him. He laughed after I told him the story and said "Well, we hear Ace's name a lot too. You know that newsletter we got with all the kids' pictures in it? She walks around the house pointing to his picture going 'Ace, Ace, Ace'." Yesterday afternoon, her mom looked at Ace and said "We sure hear your name a lot."
Tuesday, I was holding Ace after school and his teacher was holding a little girl whose name starts with C. The teacher said "C, give Ace a hug!" Ace looked at her and leaned in and she smooched him on the cheek. Ace burst into wild applause and yelled "YAAAAYYY!"
Wednesday morning, I walked in with Ace to drop him off and his teacher was standing in the hallway with C and another little girl, E. "Girls, look who it is!" They both turned around, pointed, and yelled "ACE!!!" and started running toward him. He yanked on my coat and mumbled "Mama pick you up. Mama pick you up, PLEASE." C leaned in for more sugar and E went for a big ol' bear hug. Ace started giggling and giving me this "yeah, Mama, this is how I roll" look.
It may have been the cutest thing that's ever happened in history.
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