Just now, the doorbell rang and I uttered an "Oh no"... After having cleaned out and organized the garage today and deciding not to go anywhere tonight, I'm not in the best state of physical appearance. (But, emotionally, overjoyed that our disastrous garage is put in order and FINALLY all of the Christmas decor and wrapping supplies are put away - thank you so much honey for doing the bulk of the work!!).
So, John went to the door, opened it, and I heard...nothing. No greeting or anything. Instead, Mikayla who went to the door with him, bounded back into the living room with a little box of Valentines candy, tiny teddy bear, and a card that said Mikayla. Ahhh, I figured it was from Kenady or another good friend of her's. NOPE....it was from a boy in her grade, but in another class, named Luke. Well, now....
Mikayla went to town testing the chocolates, determining if any were just plain like her beloved Hershey's bar - and when John asked her if this was her first real valentine from a boy she said, "Nope, last year I got one from Max". I think I remember that and may have even mentioned it in a blog post then. Neither of these boys were even in her class at the time, and apparently both of them run away from her and Kenady at recess...but, when all is said and done, I guess she has had a few closet followers.
I hope this is all indicative of the perfect balance yet to come of enough attention to encourage her confidence a bit, but nothing so over the top that we have to purchase a shotgun....... =)