So, I've been pondering all the important questions of the universe: what's for dinner, why don't my pants fit right (I have a sneaking suspicion that these two are somehow connected), and what is it with love stories (probably not connected, but who knows)?
Don't we all love a good romance? Seriously, even you men. Now before the egg starts flying (Hmmm eggs for dinner?), I don't mean to imply you men like romance novels or anything damaging to your manness, but admit it, you like a story with a romantic element. I mean, didn't Trinity spice up the Matrix for you?
And who would Jason Bourne have been without his love interest? See, guys like romance. Girls? Yeah, that's a given.
Now, even my own Kid C has discovered the joy of having a sweetheart. Earlier this week the little guy came to me and Hubby with a giant smile spread on his face like he'd woken up and discovered an extra Christmas or something. He gave us both hugs and told us he had a girlfriend. See, Christmas-for him.
Not so much for me. I admit, I panicked a bit. He is pretty young after all, and we tend to shelter him a bit with his disability. His body may be twelve, but his mind isn't.
It went like this:
Me experiencing mild heart palpitations: What?
Kid C just grinning: *grin*
Me growing a smile because his is so darn contagious: You have a girlfriend?
Me hiding a giggle, because I can never resist a good love story for long: Who is she?
Him just reveling in the moment.
Me: Is she in your class at school?
Me getting into it because I also love a good mystery: What's her name?
Him hugging his ever-present stuffed baby elephant: Rapunzel.
Me savoring the moment of Kid C's cuteness: She is pretty.
Him: Uh huh!
Christmas after all.
I mean, what's not to love? She's nice, she's led a sheltered life, she has great hair, she has a pan and knows how to use it (maybe she knows what's for dinner), she even carries an animal around on her shoulder. So does Kid C, the animal part, not the pan because that would be less safe for everyone. Really. But his baby elephant rides around on his shoulder like it's an extra appendage. Yup, this is a match made in Kid C heaven.
So, spill, what lures you to a love story? Why are we such suckers for them? What draws you to a character in a book? And what is your favorite romance ever?