Wednesday, June 22, 2011
first love kindergaten style!!
GBE 2 Week #5 topic - FIRST LOVE (GBE is the group blogging experience where a topic is posted each week and then we blog about it. this week was a very interesting topic ..i enjoyed it )
“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
I know I should probably be writing about the first time I ,MYSELF, fell in love but that is not really an interesting story...pretty standard....girl likes boy...boy says he likes girl...girl falls in love ...boy falls into the backseat of a car with another girl....girl eats gallon of baskin and robbins ice creme ...haha. Much more interesting is the first time someone fell in love with ME (besides the people that were obligated to ). It was on the playground of PS13 on the first day of my Kindergarten year. We were all waiting to go in the class and from what i was told by my mother 98% of us were crying and clinging to our parents legs. But me, the only child dying for conversation with a peer and not my mom and her friends, was super eager to get in that class and make some friends. Thats when i saw him, a timid boy with a bowl cut and the most roundest big brown eyes I had ever seen. His name was Jason and as i would find out, he was another only child but just not quite as eager as me. So being the bossy little redhead i was and sensing his fear, i grabbed his hand and marched him right into that school. Never looking back at my mom or the parents or the 28 other screaming crying kids. And from that moment he was in love. He followed me everywhere. Always sat with me, ate with me, played with me, colored with me and YES, even Napped with me( i know it was a scandal...i would have been branded with the scarlet letter by the other 5 yrs olds but they didn't know their letters yet....thank god!!! hahaha) His mother was constantly telling my mom how he wouldn't stop talking about me or asking to come to my house and crying when she said no.. so on most occasions he was there... and we did everything from playing to watching sesame street to even dancing around to my moms Grease album. Of course at the time I didn't know he loved me, I just thought he was someone that allowed me to boss him around and ALWAYS let me win at candyland. I only later realized that only a man who is truly in love, will let a girl win at any game especially candyland ( that game is cut throat hahaha). It was a beautiful year long love affair until the fateful following September day when we were ripped apart from each other...screaming and crying and vowing our eternal love....well not exactly like that extreme. I went to a catholic school for first grade and he stayed behind in PS 13 and the distance was just took great for our adolescent love to handle. I often wonder what happened to Jason and about who eventually won his heart. I hope he is happy but secretly i hope he still carries a little torch for me..and refers to me as the one who got away :)