"Seamus tried to kiss me yesterday."
I ignored the ping of alarm in my belly and continued combing. I said, Hmmm. Or somescuh. S continued.
"Seamus is in love with Kerry Fitzpatrick."
"Then why is he kissing you," I asked with a little more force than intended. "Why can't this be Kerry Fitzpatrick's problem?" This was a mistake. It's always a mistake to ask these questions. Any questions. There are no rational answers. S is four years old. I want to call the school, but this would make me one of those crazy mommies. It would, wouldn't it? Wouldn't it?
"Well, he is in love with me, too," said S, with her palms up. Right. Of course. Who wouldn't be?
Did you tell the teacher, honey?
"I told him that there's no kissing in school." Good for you, sweetie. That's the spirit.
Can you tell the teacher next time, honey?
"Well, I telled Mrs. Baer, and she telled me to tell him that there's no kissing in school."
Well, okay. You did the right thing.
"But he didn't listen."
Oh, honey. They never do.