my new boyfriend

July 12, 2007

My new boyfriend moved in a few doors down last year, but I’ve only recently gotten to know him. He’s charming, handsome and polite. His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and he leaves me giddy. His name is Alec and he’s 5.

Now that it’s summer, Alec’s often lingering outside when I come home or step out, and every single time his face lights up when he sees me.

The other day he caught me walking up to our front door. He ran down the hall to greet me. “Hi!” he beamed.

“Hi, Alec!”

After a quick chat, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a Corn Pop. “This is corn cereal,” he said. “Do you like it?”

I nodded. “Okay, next time, I’ll buy you some!”


  1. Kim says:


  2. sarah says:

    this is priceless & i love it !!

  3. pixie says:

    I MISS YOU, nutmeg. I love Alec, too! Every child needs someone to light up for them as soon as they are seen.

    This reeks of your maternal instincts…you will make such a great mommy.

    XOXOXO Huggins,


  4. nicole f says:

    i needed a sweet story today. my heart feels warm again.

  5. lisa s says:

    hee hee hee…. he sounds adorable….

    i got your card! so cool about the show! wish i could have been there!!!!

  6. daintee says:

    I adore secret conversations shared with five year olds! Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  7. Claire says:

    So cute! Other people’s kids are the best!

  8. mati says:

    i tagged you:) read my blog! hey, are you coming to SF for a retreat too? can we possibly meet up for tea?!

  9. Eina says:

    Awwww. Alec sounds cute

  10. » the break-up says:

    […] guess things started to cool down in September, when Alec started school. We’d see each other and stop to chat, but he lost interest quickly, often […]

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