Last year was the year of The Brunette. This year, it is apparently the year of The Blonde. What can I say brunettes, the times they are a’changin’.
Last year, Sean was in love with his teacher Ms. Vicky, who is a drop-dead gorgeous Latina. I must say, Sean’s taste in women is exquisite, much like that of his own father who didn’t find anyone exquisite enough to marry until he was 41.
Ms. Vicky’s daughter was also in Sean’s pre-K class and every day Sean would come home from school talking about the two lovely brunettes. He would sometimes compose a letter to mail to one or the other; other times he would draw a picture for one of them and stuff it into his backpack to take to school. The television commercials would have you believe that women want flowers or diamonds. No. They want pictures drawn in crayon which have been folded seven times and maybe have milk stains.
Be that as it may, kindergarten has brought in a whole new crop of babes and this year Sean has had his eye on two girls who by description, are about the same – Christie Brinkley in miniature — bright, beachy, athletic, long blonde hair.
The other day, as we drove home from school, he chattered about the two girls and how he was trying to decide which one he should like to marry. I asked him what he liked about Kate and he cited her slim shape, her long “silvery” hair and that she was smart. I told him that I thought it was good to know what you wanted in a mate and that those were some good qualities.
I also said that I thought I would grow my hair out long, just like Kate. He said, no, he didn’t think that that was a good look for me, that I was “too thick” for that kind of hair. Okay. Very well then.
When I asked him what he liked about Maddie, he named the same things – she has a slim shape, long silvery hair, that she is smart, and she is the fastest girl in the whole school.
A fast girl in kindergarten is fine, a fast girl in high school, not so much.
“And she includes everybody,” he added.
I had to sigh. Oh that every kid was taught to include everybody. Wouldn’t our schools (and world) be a better place?
I was delighted that Sean recognized that including others is a wonderful quality in a person — something to appreciate and admire and something to which he should aspire.