Don’t let the leather jacket and fauxhawk fool you: this boy is a softie.
The other morning as I was putting the finishing touches on Claire’s hair, Ren walked into the room. He took one look at his sis, and exclaimed with such sweet sincerity: “Wow, her look beautiful!”
I have another sweet story about something Ren said but I have to provide a bit of a backstory first. On Monday, I picked up Sun and Ren at school for a playdate. On the way home, Sun told me all about the boys who were chasing her around that morning. One little boy “J” even said he wanted to marry her! So I asked her if she wanted to marry “J”. Immediately, she replied, “No, I want to marry Ren!” And then she reminded me that she and Ren were already “married” – that they had a pretend wedding at her house a week or two before. For the rest of that day, I jokingly referred to them as “husband and wife”, as in “Okay Ren, we’re going to cross the street; hold on to your wife’s hand”, etc. The really funny thing was that neither kid even flinched or batted an eye when I did that!
It sure makes me wonder what else goes on this little man’s heart and mind.