February 13, 2013

Bones on Valentine's Day

Remember how I said that none of Bones' pictures turned out on his Science trip to Busch Gardens... that would be if he actually remembered to take them?

Well I flipped through the pictures and there were pictures of... a girl.

We will call her Veronique. She is Polish, as in just got here two years ago. (Two Polish immigrants in one month I've heard about. Not related. What is that about? Kind of cool...)

This was our conversation yesterday:

Bones: Mom, I used my lunch money to buy Veronique a lollipop for Valentine's day.

Me: Who is Veronique?

Bones: A girl. She wanted one and asked me if I'd buy her one. It'll be delivered to her during one of her classes. It's a school fundraiser.

Me: Is she your girlfriend?

Bones: NO! She's just a friend. It's Valentine's Day. It'll make her feel good.

So today he said to me, 'Mom, we have to get a card for Veronique..."

Me: You mean the girl who is not your girlfriend?

Bones: Yes. That's her. I took all these pictures of her at Busch Gardens, and I want to give them to her in a card tomorrow.

Me: Veronique is the girl from the pictures?! The pictures that were supposed to be of friction and acceleration? The pictures that were supposed to be on PHYSICS?!

Bones, non-plussed: Yup, that's her. I'm going to give them to her in a card.

Nix the card. He found an envelope, put them in, found tons of heart confetti in my house (no clue where that came from... I'm thinking my Mom) and filled the envelope so when she opens it, she'll get heart confetti all over her and find pictures of herself.

But she's not his girlfriend.

And it may be, but this is a new girl in our Country who wants to be part of our customs and she felt comfortable enough around Bones to ask him to make her a part of it.

And he said yes and took it that next step.

And I think... it can't get much better than that.

Posted by Boudicca at February 13, 2013 11:13 PM

Your son is amazing and wonderful and kind.

Posted by: vwbug at February 14, 2013 05:53 AM

Well as my Mother used to say ... shes a Girl and shes a Friend. To which I would respond that that is not sufficient to call her a Girlfriend.

(system is slow today. my type ahead is about 40 characters. bog help me if I spell wrong.)

Posted by: The Thomas at February 14, 2013 01:37 PM

Maybe she will teach him some Polish? I can see him having a lot of fun with this new friendship. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at February 14, 2013 05:10 PM

dyen dohbree (long o like in "oh") means "Good day" in Polish. That being the way of saying "hey y'all" in Polish.

Just in case he wanted to make her feel more welcome here by reaching out in her language.

Spirit of friendship and all. Not like she's anything special.

Or something.

You know. ;)

Posted by: marcus erroneous at February 14, 2013 09:23 PM