Tuesdays With Tyler: Young Love

Today I saw the cutest thing.  I was so glad to have been the one to have dropped Tyler off to school today, and I hope I can do the story justice in my writing because it was a truly visual moment.

We put Tyler’s hat, coat and back-pack into his cubby and I took him into his room.  I scanned the room to see which of the children were there and Tyler at my side, pulled on my pants.  “Mommy, mommy, look!”

I looked over, and his eyes were on this exquisite Indian girl, “Antara”.  She looked back at the both of us and she got all shy and smiley and started twisting her hair with her fingers.  Is a four-year-old too young to blush?

I said to Tyler, “Honey, are you in love?” and he solemnly answered, “Yes.”

The magic was back!  You see, Antara and Tyler were the daycare proclaimed Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of the three-year-old set.  They were always together, and when they would nap, Antara and Tyler would sleep head to head, Antara holding a lock of Tyler’s hair as they slept.

Over Winter break of 2009, Antara’s parents were taking her to India to visit family. She told her parents that she wanted to take Tyler with her to India.

In January, Antara did not come back.  Her parents had decided I guess to leave her with the family in India, to better learn the language and culture.  Tyler was broken-hearted.  He did not like any other girls.

In May of last year, Antara came back to school.  All of the teachers and the director were thrilled because they loved to watch their “romance”.  But alas, time had taken it’s toll on their relationship and Tyler and Antara were “just friends”.

Until now!  I hope I did justice to their love story.  It’s like The Wonder Years, pre-school style!

Photo credit to Des In Real Life.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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