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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Lock up your daughters

Yesterday was School Picture Day, and Henry looked, if he did say so himself, particularly dashing. On the walk home from school we walked part of the way with a girl from his class. While Charlie peed on every un-peed-upon leaf, I heard her saying to him, "You are handsome in that yellow shirt, Henry. You look so handsome today." Henry nodded and gave her a half-smile as he walked and she skipped in circles around him. Her mom said to me, "She talks about Henry all the time." "That's so sweet," I said, and struggled to remember if he had ever mentioned her before.

As we parted ways, the girl cried out one last time, "You look really handsome, Henry!" He didn't even glance at her as we crossed the street. "Aren't you going to say goodbye?" I asked him. He thought for a second, then turned around and shouted, "You looked really beautiful today!"

A moment later I looked back, and she was still standing there, beaming and waving as he walked away.

Reader Comments (64)

Dearest Alice,

Perhaps it's time for Henry and Pretty Rambo to have "the talk" and the ceremonial imparting of chick wisdom.


March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeyJoe
He is a CATCH!
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPretty Lush
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Prince
That. Is adorable.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy
Way to prompt a sweetness, Mom. ;)
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristi
Apparently there was a reason why he wasn't phased by the necking in Robin Hood. ; )

Hee hee. I kid. This is too cute.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlis
That is so sweet it almost brought tears to my eyes. What a great kid.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeegan
AWWWWW! So cute! She'll probably always remember the way the light was hitting the street as he continued walking home... adorable!JulesHouse of Jules

March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjules
That is so incredibly sweet!

Only kids with great parents do stuff like that...
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterm
So sweet!!

While my youngest has yet to be bitten by the little love bug, my oldest, almost 10, has been asked on a date. She was also given an entire bag of valentine candy, while everyone else got the normal one or two pieces.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercc
That's really sweet!
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Oh...I'm going to go lock MYSELF up; my heart just exploded. Your son is already one of the good ones. Excellent work on your part, I have to say. Excellent.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPriya
Holy. Flippin. Precious.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
What a dreamboat! I love that he paused to consider his response carefully.
March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersveedish
all i have to say is Uh-Oh.
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarcomical
Nothing to say but awwwwwww.....
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKrys
Dear Henry: Remember this compliment. Use it often. Even if the female is a fat ugly warthog woman, smile and say she's beautiful. The, one day, you will become president.Bill C

March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDee
Bless his handsome little heart!
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJuju
While I am swooning along with you, I am suddenly terrified that I have girls.
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMom101
Ladykiller, Lover of words that end in butt, thy name is Henry.
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
oh, henry.
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkate
Oh yeah teach him how to get the girls from the start :) Good job :)
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine P
That is the sweetest thing I have heard in a while! You are in for some trouble!
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Handsome is as handsome does. He is dreamy that one.
March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLetterB
hubba hubba!
March 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkat

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