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.