Last week India and I were discussing her bedroom and the new redecoration plans (I’ll resume painting as soon as I finish writing.) Discussing her massive-amounts-of-Webkinz-all-over-the-bed, to be exact. There are a lot of them (“No Mom, only 21.”) That’s a lot of stuffed animals on one bed (And a heck of a lot of babysitting money that she’s dropped on animals that are not even very cute.) She replied that her friend, let’s call her Courtney, has over 35 Webkinz. I pointed out that Courtney’s parents are going through a rough patch and that they feel bad about it. They hope she’ll feel better if they give her extra toys. She just got a strange look on her face and said, “but Mom, what if Courtney’s Love Language isn’t gifts*?”
So who cares that we’ve kind of dropped Math from our curriculum (it’s like the blind leading the blind!). She’s got the relationship-thing down pat.
* Have you still not read the Love Languages book? I’ve only talked about it 50 million times. Just buy a copy already!