The scene: Playing outside with sidewalk chalk
Aiden: Is meat good?
Me: Yes. Eating a little bit of meat is good for you.
Aiden: Monkeys hate meat.
Me: (to myself) Where did that come from?!
The scene: It's 4:45 and we just finished an art project. When Aiden stays with my grandmother, he eats dinner at 4:30.
Aiden: Mommy, are we going to eat today?
Me: Of course!
Aiden: I need to eat now! I'm really hungry.
The Scene: Driving Aiden to my grandmother's house after preschool.
Me: Did you know that when we move to Washington D.C., Mommy will get to stay home with you every day?
Aiden: (with a HUGE smile) I like that. That will be great!
Me: We'll be able to do activities every day and go to the park and the zoo.
Aiden: That will be neat! The lions and tigers and bears and leopards might try to eat us!
Me: (to myself) Oh no, not again! I thought we were over the whole getting eaten thing!
2 days ago