C is the girl that we used to tease Critter and call her is girlfriend. He met her at the party we threw for TLS before the first day of pre-kindergarten, when she came upstairs (it was an outside party) to play Thomas the Tank Engine. His first playdate after school was with C. His first sleepover was with C. When Critter started 2nd grade, his teacher put him at a desk with C and B, his bestest friends. That lasted all of one day, as they were a disruptive combination. :)
When Critter still invited "the whole class" to parties, C was one of the few girls who came. When Critter was making select invitation lists, C was one of two or three girls included. We took C with us to see the first Lord of the Rings movie, or maybe it was one of the Star Wars flicks. But somewhere along the way, Critter stopped inviting C over, stopped talking about her, and then he got on the whole kick of not wanting to even talk about girls.
So imagine my shock when he called her up yesterday. He left a message on an answering machine, and then called back today. It turned out he had the wrong number in his PDA, though, so he looked up the right number and called again. She couldn't go to the movie with him today, because she has a soccer tournament, but he followed up by suggesting that they go to a movie together next weekend.
Not only did he decide to ask her out, he was persistent.
I think it's kind of cool. :)