Monday, February 2, 2009

Love Sick Blues

(My Baby Done Left Me: Da, Duh, Da, Da... )

It is a tale too often told. But what makes it hurt all that much worse has to be the timing. Saint Valentine, upon learning of this development, will surely be turning in his grave. Likewise, Cupid must be beside himself, realizing that all his recent overtime on this project might have been for naught. But hey, the breaks don’t always fall your way.
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Try explaining that to a 19 month old.

Venus, has left the building. Well, she hasn’t actually left the building per say, but she has bid adieu to the pre-toddler program and has taken up residence with the toddlers in a nearby room. For all intents and purposes though, she is gone from Luke’s daily circle of friends for what could be up to 4 or 5 months. No more Hugs. No more heart stickers. No more helping him off with his coat.
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Long distance relationship? Haven’t we all been there? I proposed to Mrs. LIAYF after enduring an excruciating 3 month hiatus when she left this state for Grad School. Best thing I ever did. The kids though, are still a smidge too young for that option, so it looks like heartbreak city for our little Casanova.

Mrs. LIAYF and I will need to be all the more sensitive to his emotions in the coming days. Be there with extra hugs and words of encouragement to remedy Love's lost promise. This could be serious. I wonder if it is just mere coincidence that today, the first day of her absence, I was called to take Lukas home before noon with a high fever. He is clearly not feeling well.

Yes, the fever will pass. But the emptiness will take some time to fill. Of course, in a room bursting with boys, there are still a couple of little girls who are looking for a Valentine.

15 comments:

nonna said...

oh the poor lil romeo!! whatever will art thou do, or some stuff like that :)

SciFi Dad said...

He needs to drown his sorrows... one sippy cup of chocolate milk, STAT!

Diane said...

There are plenty of fish in the sea. He won't understand this now, but there will be other girls. I agree with SciFi Dad, a little chocolate milk will help make the hurt go away,

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Tell him I say he's had a lucky escape!

Eric said...

He'll meet another lil droolin hottie soon enough...

what is the says...
there are a lot of fishy crackers in the sea??? okay that could really be taken wrong LOL!

Eric said...

(what is the sayin... man I should really read what I type)

iVegasFamily said...

Poor guy. Luckily there are other fish (toddlers) in the sea. He's a guy. He'll move on.

James said...

@Nonna - It will be tough, but he will move on.

@Scifi - Yeah, and he needs it in a dirty cup. Of course, I won't be feeding him anything in a dirty cup.

@Diane - Nothin like a little chocolate milk to make things better.

@Xbox - Yeah, he just doesn't know it yet.

@Eric - Unfortunately there are fewer female crackers of his age around this area. Boys, boys, boys.

@Vegasdad - Yeah, he is a guy. you have a good point there. Maybe he will have forgotten by tomorrow.

Captain Dumbass said...

Sorry, Lukas, sometimes love is cruel.

DC Urban Dad said...

Lukas, don't let the woman keep you down for too long. There are many fish in this sea. Play the field.

1sttimedad said...

So that's why you're trying to set him up with the cutest little girl in Ontario.

Sorry Luke, the East Coast/West Coast battle will continue, so long as I'm around!

Mrs. LIAYF said...

@1sttimedad - It's a prom date! (she really is terribly cute!) I guess, as father of the girl, you're going to pay for her plane tickets to prom?

James said...

@Captain DA - Love Hurts! Oh Yeah.

@DC - Unfortunately the field lacks a certain femininity.

@1sttimedad - Sometimes these things take time to simmer. Lukas can wait. He also likes to chase lights around if it will impress the ladies.

@Sweets - We first have to reel them in...before we can ask them to pay for the flights. Don't give away our hand.

Rob said...

Cooper has a harmonica, too! Great shot. No long lost loves for Cooper yet, but he could use a Valentine. I think next year will be his year!

It's always hardest around Valentine's, Lukas. I've got a great song collection, if you need something to help get you through all this!

James said...

@Rob - Thanks for the generous offer Rob, but we have plenty of Blues albums here at our house.

Lukas.