Toddlers in Love
February 6th, 2012
That’s Buggie’s girlfriend. We’ll call her Butterfly. Buggie and Butterfly have been going steady for a little over a year. It was true love the moment she arrived in his Infant 1 daycare class.
Butterfly is petite, nearly bald, and stoic. Stoic to the point of being disconcerting when she fixes her old-soul eyes on you. That child never cracks a smile…
…except for Buggie.
When we arrive in the morning, she dances on her toes, breaks into a megawatt grin, and races across the room for a hug. Which he’s happy to return. In the afternoon, my Romeo will not leave — will not — without being permitted to hug his gal. If I make the mistake of picking him up before his goodbyes have been said, he fusses and flails and squirms until I put him down.