Jake: We went outside, and I ran around with Mason and Hailey.
(He's involved in a bromance with Mason, but I had never heard of a Hailey being mentioned before)
Me: That sounds like fun. Is Hailey in your class?
Jake: No. She's in high school.
Me (quite confused): In high school? But she was at your school today?
Jake: *sigh* No, mommy. Hailey is my new friend. She lives at our house and has blonde hair. We play Hot Wheels cars together. But she was at school today, too.
Me: oooooh, I see. Hailey sounds like she's a lot of fun.
Jake: She is!
At this point, my inner monologue was going something like this, "OMG...he is 4 years old and has his very first imaginary friend. Who happens to be a female who is BLONDE AND IN HIGH SCHOOL!"
But I restrained myself and said, "Oh...how nice!"
Later that night while I was cooking dinner, I overheard him telling Hailey she could take a turn racing a car down the ramp...it was really very sweet to listen to as long as I looked past the fact that he was racing cars with a high school girl.
People! What am I going to do when he has an actual girlfriend??? I had to remind myself that this girl does not actually exist...what will I do when one does exist?
It's acceptable to insist he doesn't date until he's
But seriously, look at this handsome little man...no wonder Hailey wants to be his friend.