Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Bringing up boys: the things he’d do for love…

Bog Boy is enamoured of his five-year old cousin ever since he saw her one cold winter’s evening descending from the car in a beautiful silk party dress, with fur tippet and obligatory tiara after attending her godmother’s wedding.
This ethereal being was greeted with the immortal words: “Are you a real Princess?” And she just giggled delightfully saying nothing and yet so much. He has hung on her every word and does anything she asks whenever they meet. This conquest is complete and the power from it is heady indeed. But, Bog Boy’s love is not reciprocated. His cousin has shown her favour to a boy called Max in the same class at school.
I know Bog Boy adores his cousin but I had not realized how deep his hatred for his unseen rival had grown over the year.
Last week Bog Boy was in the garden with C, who helps me with the Veggie Patch. He was excited about the imminent visit from his cousin at the weekend, and was telling C all about her while he helped rake the lawn in preparation for some more grass seed.
Bog Boy: I’m not going to marry her you know.
There was a pause.
Bog Boy: She’s going to marry Max.
There was another pause.
Bog Boy: I asked my big brother if he would kill Max but he said he wouldn’t…
Bog Boy carried on raking and said not another word to C until lunchtime.

10 comments:

Mud in the City said...

Sweetheart! That's the sort of knight I need! (albeit preferably a little bit older...)

Lou said...

I'm sure that's how Atonement should have started....

Love Lou

Spencer Park said...

It seems a reasonable proposition!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Utterly, utterly gorgeous!! Let's hope he gets her in the end... Max sounds a wimp anyway...xx

Tattie Weasle said...

Mud - as far as Bog Boys thinks age is immaterial; he plays a long game...
Lou - absolutley! It would have made far more sense!
Spencer Park - reasonable to a budding pyschopath maybe....
Ladybird World Mother - he is gorgeous but that angelic face hides a determinded and slightly morally dubious mind!

Posie Rosie said...

Ah, how gorgeous, a true knight in shining armour....he must wait until he finds his real princess, he would be so wasted Max's leftovers. It is such a lovely age, enjoy!

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Kids are so funny.... My 5y/o has a girlfriend who loves him more than he loves her lol.

He's always trying to hide from her (get the hint little girl) and one day she said to me that he could hide anywhere and she would always find him because she loved him!

Scary Stalker child ;-)

Tattie Weasle said...

POsie Rosie - my thoughts exactly (even without the kissing cousins aspect!)
Cass - perhaps she and Bog Boy should meet the stalker and the physcopath! Made me laugh outloud thank you!

TheMadHouse said...

Oh that is wonderful, he is a very determined little soul then?

Tattie Weasle said...

TheMadHouse - scarily determinded!

Go on you know you want to...

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