Finn has very strong feelings about love, romance, kisses, girlfriends, and anything remotely sweet. Namely, he hates that stuff. With a passion. One surefire way to send him in a rage is to ask him something as innocent as which girls he likes to play with. He goes nuts.
So imagine my surprise the other night when I mentioned bumping into the mother of one of the girls in his class. Finn casually replied “Oh yeah, she’s at the top of my girlfriend list.”
A “Girlfriend List?” Last week the mere mention of the word “girl” made him fake retch, and now he has a Girlfriend List?
I couldn’t let this slide, so I probed further. I quickly grabbed a notepad and pen and explained that I’d help him write more about this Girlfriend List if he’d supply the details.
The following is Finn’s Girlfriend List. He insisted we put his teachers’ names at the top.The girls in his class are listed, along with either a check mark or x by their name. Those with check marks are suitable girlfriend material. The x girls are not. After their names is an explanation of why they do or do not make the cut.
(Names have been redacted to protect the innocent and the short.)
(No, I don’t know what shape thingys are, either.)
Needless to say, I was thrilled to make the cut.
Please notice his very strong feelings about S. He could not stop talking about how horrible she is. He made fake retching sounds for her. I had to add an asterisk. I was afraid we’d get into footnotes. You know what this means, right? He is TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER.