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Gigi watched her husband as he pushed their little girl on the swing. He looked up at her and smiled before leaning down and saying something into the little girls ear. The little girl smiled and nodded, then Alex walked towards Gigi.
"Hey." He said as he leaned down and kissed her cheek. She smiled "Hi. Is she having fun?" Gigi asked, nodding her head toward their four year old daughter Emma. Alex nodded with a smile "Yeah, see that boy over there?" He asked, as he sat down and pointed to a little boy of about five or six.
Gigi nodded "Yeah, what about him?" Alex turned back to her "She likes him. His name is Johnny and he's five years old, but he's almost six, his sister's in her class, his favorite color is blue and he was a pirate for halloween." Gigi laughed "And why do you know all of this?" Alex shrugged "What else are we going to talk about on the swings?" He asked with a smile.
Gigi shook her head at him, and was just opening her mouth to speak, when Emma ran up to them crying "What's wrong sweetheart?" She asked the little girl as Alex picked her up and sat her on his lap.
Emma sniffed and pointed to Johnny "He Pushed me down. and said that my head looked like a sucker." Alex looked over at Johnny as he played with a few other boys, then he sighed as he turned back to Emma "Do you know why he did that?" Alex asked her. Gigi looked at Alex with wide eyes as the next words left his mouth "It's because he likes you."
"Really?" Emma asked as she sniffed once more. Alex nodded "Yep, he just doesn't know how to show it any other way yet, but just wait until he gets older, it'll get better alright?" Emma nodded "Thank you daddy." She said giving him a kiss on the cheek. Alex smiled "You're welcome Em, now go ahead and go play."
As Emma ran off, Alex turned back to Gigi, who was still staring at him, wide eyed. "What?" He asked when she didn't say anything.
"How could you tell her that?" Alex looked confused "What do you mean?" Gigi shook her head "That is how it always starts, that's what my mother told me, and it's what every little girls hears at some point in their lives. It's what makes us think the crazy things that we think."
Alex smiled and took her hand "No, what makes you think the crazy things you think, is that you're never told anything else. You go on believing that guys are going to treat you badly, and as long as you think that, as long as that's what you expect, they will." He let go of her hand and wrapped an arm around her shoulders as he leaned back on the bench where they sat "But Emma won't have that problem, she'll have us. We'll let her know that if a guy treats her badly, it means he's not the right one for her.
"We'll let her know that she deserves to be treated with respect, and that no matter what, she deserves somebody who will love her for her, just the way that she is."
Gigi smiled and looked at her husband "And I'll let her know that most of the things that a guy tells you, is complete and utter crap." Alex nodded "Yeah, that too." He said and Gigi laughed.
A few minutes later Alex got up and went to help Emma on the monkey bars, leaving Gigi to wonder, not for the first time, just how it was the she deserved someone like him.
She smiled as she stood and walked towards her family, knowing that it didn't matter, all that matter was them, and knowing that no matter what, there were people that loved her, almost as much as she loved them.