if you follow me on instagram, then you'd know niko is in love. yes, my little four year old has found love at his preschool. its so adorable the way he talks about her! he says she's his "sweetheart" and that he loves her. he also says she's a princess and is always thinking of giving her presents. so far we've bought her a little princess pencil, sharpener, eraser, notebook pack. then he came up with making her a gift. i wouldn't say Niko is the most artistic kid so it really surprised me when he made her a gift out of playdough. he glued some plastic gems and stuck some feathers on it. and before he went to school we glued it on a purple piece of paper with his name on it. we walked into his class monday morning and niko's teacher asked him about it. she was playing with cecelia (his girlfriend) and other classmates at the time. and i could tell cecelia thought it was a nice project he had made. niko then told his teacher that it was for cecelia and when his teacher announced it cecelia was surprised and thanked him. watching him talk about her and even hang out with her is the sweetest thing in the world. they play outside in the playground together, and sit next to each other during circle time. it is the purest most innocent love i have ever seen. and he is so proud that he is in love. he tells everyone, "i have a girlfriend because i love her!".... i don't remember ever having a boyfriend in school but from what my mil tells me Raoul has been a lover boy since he was four years old too! i am proud of niko for being so expressive of his feelings though, even though they might not be validated by most adults. when you are in love, you're in love... no matter what age you are.