Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Crush

I've got another confession to make.

When I was a young teenager I found myself head-over-heels in love infatuation with a certain boy. To my knowledge, I never mentioned the crush to anyone. I certainly never told him that I dreamed about our future wedding. I most definitely never told his parents that I wanted to bear their grandchildren and I made a point of not mentioning it to his grandmother.

But there was just something about his eyes, his quiet demeanor, and his brooding personality that I just couldn't shake. I didn't tell anyone because I knew that nothing would ever happen between us. I might have convinced him that we'd make cute children. I might have won him over with my personality and affection for things like tea and crumpets. Alright, truthfully, I don't think I've ever had a crumpet but I'm convinced that I'd like it. Crunchy on the outside. Spongy on the inside. What's not to like? He may have even fallen in love with my tiny hometown that smells--on any given summer day--like barnyard animals although, I suspect, it would have been a love bathed in charity and philanthropy. But nothing could ever come of my delusions of grandeur. Nothing could ever come of the tiaras I imagined.

Because he was a Windsor.

And I come from the above-mentioned cow town.

But in my dreams, it was great while it lasted.

I didn't wait for you, Wills. I guess I couldn't really have expected you to wait for me.

So have a nice wife, I mean life. Go be king or something. It never would have worked out between us anyway.


  1. The disappearance of his hair is unfortunate.

  2. LOL!! The day his engagement to Kate was announced I posted on Facebook "Congratulations, Prince William, and thank you for waiting for the hordes of teenage girls with crushes on you to grow up so there wouldn't be broken hearts all over the world."

    Although there still may be a few broken hearts... ;-) But no matter. I'll be watching the wedding in all its glory anyway! I'm a nerd like that.

  3. Oh, but you DID tell me! I'm fairly certain it's a rite of passage to be drawn to the certain someone that you know you could never really truly have. Just ask Donny. I'm sure he was heartbroken when I got engaged to Dad.

  4. We are planning a special dinner the day of the wedding! Bangers and mash and cheese scones! I can't wait!

  5. Goodness, what eyes! Looks like trouble, just like his mom!