The little guy confessed to me last night that he has a crush on a little girl in his class. I was so surprised when he told me as I was tucking him in last night. His face went bright red as he stared down at his hands. My first reaction was to hug him tight as if to stop any little girl from stealing him away from me. But I decided, instead, not to make a fuss about it because I didn't want to add to the embarrassment. It's not not easy telling a mom about these things. I feel a rite of passsage here. He definitely doesn't believe in Santa anymore, I could tell from his reaction in the morning when he opened his presents. He found it odd that "Santa" used the same wrapping paper I did. Smart one, Raggedy Ann. And now the revelation that my little boy is in love. Time just flies! Pretty soon he'll be asking for the car keys!