July 13, 2007

Starting Early

Little girls (come to think of it, so do big ones) love my boy.

They really do.

Whenever we go out, sweet young things suddenly materialize around my young soldier, desperately seeking his attention. They smile at him, pinch his soft cheeks, giggle at his perpetually furrowed brows, ruffle his soft thick hair. Some try to grab his hand or sneak in a hug or, for the truly daring, attempt to plant him a kiss.

Naturally, my flabbergasted son flees, as if his life depended on it, in the opposite direction from the gaggling, ga-ga gals.

And funnily enough, the more my baby runs, the more the fascinated moppets become set on chasing him.

Once, when were in the mall, a daddy turned beet red with embarrassment and actually apologized to me as he helplessly watched his toddler daughter incessantly pursue my panicked munchkin round and round endless racks of children's clothing.


It is the kind of amusing situation I've become quite used to.

However, as accepting as I think I have become of the fact that my miniature man has an undeniable charisma that lures diminutive dames like moth to a flame, I was still caught unprepared for this series of paparazzi-style photos that were snapped at his playschool . . .





Now, I am certain that the above pictures of Niccolo and his adorable classmate Andie were creatively orchestrated by their overzealous matchmaking nannies so that their resulting poses are more than a tad contrived.

Yet, my heart skipped a beat and I found myself getting ridiculously sentimental at the thought of my darling tot growing up and - it truly pains me to say it - getting a girlfriend.

When I showed the images to my husband, all he said was: "Wait til he's a teen-ager!"

Heavens!

I sure can wait.

48 comments:

my4kids said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog..

My oldest Izzak was and actually still is the same way. He liked the attention though although he would act like he was running away from it sometimes because like you said it only made the girls chase more! Your husband is right though. Izzak is 12 now he still has the girls around all the time, its something about his personality. It just makes them go gaga or something. He's only 12 so just a preteen if its like this still now I don't look forward to his actual full blown teen years.

Irene said...

my4kids: Looks like we both got us some serious chick magnets! Haha! ;p

Hope you're coping well with the hubby-waiting. Next month, my husband is leaving for Switzerland without me so I'll be in the same boat. I already miss him just thinking about it. :)

Bearette24 said...

Those pix are adorable!

At least it's all the same girl ;)

Gina said...

You will have to start beating the girls off with sticks once he gets older. Well, mabye you already need to start! ;)

Teenage/tween girls go nuts over my son, which makes me a little nervous.

Clare said...

Fun photos! The kids are so adorable and I love how the girls chase your little boy -- this gave me the biggest smile!
:)

krystyna said...

Irene- how it is possible to do such amazing photos?
The best photos!!! The best, cute models!!!
Thank you very much for sharing these beauty!
Best to you!

Michael C said...

You've got quite the little man there! Wait until he fully understands his newfound abilities ;-)

Masago said...

Sooo cute!

Irene said...

Bearette: True! I only hope he remains a one-woman man when grows up. ;p

Gina: Actually, my son himself loves wielding a stick and has in fact tried using one as a weapon to fend off the little girls.

Nope, it didn't work. ;p

Clare: As always, glad to have put a smile on your pretty face, dahling! :)

Krystyna: Haha! I'm happy you enjoyed the photos. I hope Niccolo will have fun looking at them when he is older. =)

Michael: Uh-oh! I'm starting to get a headache just thinking about it! :p

Masago: Thanks! Have a good weekend ahead!

thethinker said...

Those are great pictures.

Just wait until he gets older!

Nikon said...

A very cute boy - he will have many girl friends :)

Irene said...

The Thinker: Sigh! You can bet I'm not rushing. ;p

Nikon: You think so? Should I be glad or afraid or both? :p

ian said...

Hehe - that third picture epitomizes the relationship between men and women.

Her: Give me a kiss, baby, and tell me you love me.

Him: I wonder if I take this thing apart if I can figure out how it works?

Ian

Diesel said...

Well, he could do worse that his little classmate there. She's a keeper!

Irene said...

Ian my favorite Irish: That's a keen observation, my friend. I trust you would know best what mischievous boys are really thinking. ;p

Diesel: Oh, I agree! Andie's a doll. Her Mommy says she frequently mentions Niccolo even when he's not around. :)

Pamela said...

Hey... this grandma would like to pinch those cute lil cheeks, too.

I'd even read him a book and teach him a song.

(:

The Winged Acrophobic said...

Reminds me of .... myself! Used to get chased after and showered with adorations from both young and old ladies. Until my teens. Then the flow reversed. But your kid, he won't need to do much chasing into all the way to his retirement. Trust me. Heh heh.

Marie said...

Cute pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

Ahahaha, Niccolo's too cute! And already so adept at the dating game!?! Innocently oblivious but still somewhat accommodating at the same time...oooh, the girls don't stand a chance!

Menchie said...

Ha ha! Good luck! We can exchange notes when the kids are teenagers. I can just imagine us ten years from now.

Skittles said...

Oh my gosh! The pictures show exactly why he's pursued! What a cutie! :)

twilite said...

Hi Irene! Life is melodrama...our observations of our children growing up is a true reflection of young adult life. Girls chase boys...contrary to conventional thinking where guys chase gals! Now we see this started way during those kinder's days! Great observation and quaintly put. Like your punch.

Irene said...

Grandma Pamela: You're very welcome to do all three to my little boy. =)

The Winged Acrophobic: I'm sure you're being modest. I can't imagine the girls running away from you. How oh how could they? ;p

Marie: Thanks for visiting me, too! I'll catch you again soon. :)

Jennigirl: Maybe the adorable Crocs you gave Niccolo have something to do with the allure? Haha! ;p

Mench: I know. Ten years from now, the girls better watch out for the monster moms.

Bwahaha!

Skittles: Aw, thanks! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Twilite: If life is melodrama, then I am definitely the Queen.

Bwahaha! :p

Shelby said...

I've got a son too - - oh my oh my .. i'm not sure I'm ready for the chicks :)

Irene said...

Shelby: The question is...will we hapless mommies really ever be ready for the chicks? ;p

jams o donnell said...

What a cute twosome!

tegdirb92 said...

Who wouldn't love him, HE'S ADORABLE!!

Just wait until he gets in his teens...watch out! :)

Scott from Oregon said...

It's just a phase... He'll grow into it...

Jocelyn said...

It's the hair on him, for sure. He's the new Donny Osmond...or Leif Garrett...or something. Anyhow, I get his vibe, for sure.

But the teen thing? Yea, hold that back for a long time. He's just all soft and gooey and young now--don't let the ladies take that away from him.

Paolo... said...

I won't be shocked if your son turned out to be a model in the future...ü Whenever my mom or sister sees the pic of your son when I visit your site they would go "oooh..sino yan!? Ang cute cute naman ng baby!!!"

by the way I watched transformers na!!! It's so beautiful!!!I went crazy over it!ü

Irene said...

Jams: Thanks for your visit! Feel at home here. =)

Tegdirb92: Thanks! I can wait. Really! :p

Scott: That's exactly what I am afraid of. Haha!

Jocelyn: Oh, I had a huge crush on Leif Garrett! ;p

Paolo: Actually, my son already models. =) He had his first ad when he was only 9 months old for Kimberly Clark's Joy Bathroom Tissue. His billboards were displayed nationwide. ;p

Yahoo...you finally watched Transformers! I just knew you would love it!

wreckless said...

Very cute pics! Like your husband I fear the teenage years as well.

Keshi said...

OMG Irene those pics r so heart-breakingly sweet! Look at that fashion queen ha - SO DARN CUTE!!

Keshi.

Shionge said...

Yo..kids grow up fast ya! :D Nice lovely pictures to cherish Irene :)

vk said...

hello irene,

wow ang cute ng baby boy mo....sa ka-macho nya, meron na siyang crush,,,,lol...

nice photos sa kanilang dalawa....when they become teenager, when they see this, they will...hmhmhmm

thanks for sharing the pics....enjoy ako to see it,,
para kasi silang mga artista...lol

bye n regards....

choochoo said...

Hehe, oh boy are you gonna be in trouble keeping track of him in a few years:P

KatieBelle said...

Those pics are too cute!!!

Although...he does look like he's questioning this whole "girl" thing.

Irene said...

Wreckless: I guess every parent dreads the teenage years of every child. ;p

Keshi: You bet Andie's a fashion queen. You can't see it in the photos but she's actually wearing a very low backed top with her mini skirt. :p

Shionge: Salamat! =)

VK: I'm sure both kids will be amused when they see their pictures years from now! :)

Choochoo: Thanks for scaring me some more! ;p

Katiebelle: Yeah, he looks like he didn't know what him. Haha!

wolfbaby said...

to funny.... they are both adorable... my daughter she's already there chasing after the older men *smakes hand over face* im so not ready

Irene said...

Wolfbaby: So I guess the daughter takes after her mother? Haha! ;p

Margee-Martha-Marsha Pick-One said...

Love, Love, Love, the 4th picture. Looks like the cover of a Hallmark card.

Irene said...

Margee (I picked one!): I think the cuteness of that photo comes from its candidness. :)

Debs said...

They are so cute!!!!!! I dread the teen years that are now here for my daughter. Eeeeeek!!!

Claudia said...

LOL!! My nephew, who happens to have the same name, is also a little chick magnet-only he doesn't run!! He loves it!

Irene said...

Debs: Is your daughter the chaser or the chasee? ;p

Claudia: Oh, how I greatly fear the time when my son starts to actually LIKE being a chick magnet! :p

Ms. Val said...

Now, I am certain that the above pictures of Niccolo and his adorable classmate Andie were creatively orchestrated by their overzealous matchmaking nannies so that their resulting poses are more than a tad contrived.

I think you're right! If you look at that first picture, it looks like Niccolo is giving the photographer the stink eye.

Irene said...

Hi Ms. Val! You're a keen observer. My son is indeed an expert at giving the stink eye. ;p

-Princess Shin- said...

Haha.. Oh my goodness!!! The pictures are so cute! YOur boy does look like a girl magnet.. Oh dear.. I can't imagine when he's a teenager. He would break so many girls hearts!