Paula came home with a red rose, said that her teacher gave it to her. Later this evening while I was away :( a brave boy named "Jules" stopped by our house to give Paula the letter above. Adrian said he chatted with the boy's dad who invited us over to their house for a visit. This sounds like modern day arranged marriage!
My thoughts after reading this letter:
1) Why do some kids think Paula is weird? I asked P how she felt reading that.....she said that she liked being "weird".
2) If we ignore this kid and his parent's invitation - will this devastate the boy? You know, unrequited love?
3) If we do come over and become friends - is this sending the wrong message? I don't want to encourage "love" at this very young age.
4) It's cute that the parents helped their son. I would be the kind of Mom to help Nic when he likes a girl...totally!
I am going to call the parents tomorrow...
I agree with Jimmy's comments so reached out to his parents. Thanks so much for your comments - I really appreciate hearing from a guy's perspective.
I also did some sleuthing (talked to other Moms) and found out that Jules is French. His family lived in SD, then moved to Bali for a few years, came back to SD, then moving again....this time to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A well traveled young man....see his Mother's response - he sounds adorable!! Paula feels awkward and does not want a play date, but we are going to stop by to give him a little good-bye gift....so I can check this boy out!! Stay tuned.....
I met Jules. Nice kid. He disguised his shyness around Paula by being silly. I think stopping by and saying "good-bye" properly was the right thing to do. Paula made him a friendship bracelet :) His parents are super cool! I really wished I had met them much sooner, they seemed like very interesting people. They're going to open a Thai restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He'll be going to a school with a British-curriculum plus 50% Spanish immersion. So many interesting people to meet, so little time.
Frankie (bird heaven)