I know I shouldn't make light of this situation, when Alexis' delicate feelings hang in the balance, but some things are just too funny.
We've been hearing about a boy named Paxton for a few months now. Alexis tries to kiss him regularly and often tells me about how cute he is. Her friend in her class also has a crush on him, however, it's never seemed to bother them that they both like the same boy. I know Alexis felt she had a special connection with him since they both have an X in their name, and maybe that's enough to create love in kindergarten.
But I just got back from walking Alexis and her friend home, and they were quite literally singing a different tune about Paxton.
Now, I don't remember kindergarten or first grade, and I have no idea if I was boy crazy then, but I wish someone would have prepared me for this as a parent. I just sent the following text to Jeremy:
"Paxton is in the doghouse. Alexis does NOT even want to hear that name!"
What did poor little Paxton do to anger these miniature women? Apparently he now has a crush on another girl (who's name I'm not even going to try and spell)! So the two spurned females walked all the way home singing "No more Paxton, no more Paxton, no more Paxton!" Their song won't win any points for creativity, but I suppose it was the best their broken hearts could muster.
I was enjoying the song until Alexis added "and no more (insert Paxton's new crush's name here)!" At that point I realized that I'm going to have to do some actual parenting and talk to her about why she can't hate this poor girl for no good reason--that's when the song stopped being funny.
But here's a question. Would it have been better for Paxton to break her heart before Valentine's Day? Or is it good that he waited until after?
P.S. Alexis just informed me that during centers at school she wrote Paxton a note, and this is what she could remember of it: "I don't like you Paxton. Break up with (other girl)." We are going to need some intervention here before she turns into THAT girl.