Joshua is approaching that tender age for boys. The age where in front of his mates he's a real lad and girls are just starting to get a little bit interesting. Not a lot, but a little.
He lost his first crush to another school. The void in his little heart remaining vacant until 'The New Girl' arrived. We'll call her Samantha.
'The New Girl' is American and Joshua's sweet on her. So sweet that he confided in me he was going to ask her on a date. But his timing had to be precise as she has been 'dating' another boy in the class. We'll call him John.
John and Samantha have broken up at least six times now. However, John has only managed to impress Samantha with a trip to McDonalds. Joshua was going to go one better and suggest the movies, complete with popcorn and coke. How could she resist?!
But it was with a heavy heart he came home and informed me that Samantha liked him - REALLY liked him, but was 'getting over her relationship break-up'. So, Joshua's going to 'give her time' and then ask her again.
When you're ten years old, time is important and recovery takes 'time'.
So I presume he'll be asking her again on Friday then. He needs to get in there quick before John gets in for a seventh attempt!!