When I was in grade school we did a play. I think it was called I Want an Elephant for Christmas. It was turned into a Peanuts play. Think Charlie Brown. I was Sally. I thought it was fate that the teachers had cast Scotty Waugerman as Linus because I LOVED him. Scotty, not Linus.Well, my little grade school self thought I loved him.
So I thought it was sweet that my own little girl recently confided in me that she has a crush on a little boy in her class. It so happens that little boy was the main snowman in their recent Christmas play.
Life can be sweet. All tied up in a pretty little bow.
As things would have it once in the middle school when boys finally discovered girls (at least in my era), Scotty Waugerman didn't like me like that. He liked my older sister. Isn't that always the way. The bow comes untied. Life doesn't work out the way we had planned.
It seems at times I'm a little bit more like Charlie Brown than Sally. There are more days when the ball gets yanked away. That might get a person down if it were not for the days when you kick the ball. Sometimes it's just a little contact with the ball and other days it's a winning field goal kind of connection.