I was telling Handsome about this great story, when I mentioned that the governor was on board the plane that went to fetch the orphans and their caretakers.
One of our children asked, “What is a governor?”
“The leader of a state,” I answered.
Then the discussion wound around a bit; we arrived at city-level leaders.
“A mayor is the leader of the city,” I said.
“Oh, Papa Bear (from the Berenstain Bears) wanted to be a mayor!” Gus happily announced.
“And Sir Topham Hatt is also a mayor,” added Bubba. (He’s not really, but he is in charge of things in the Sodor realm.)
Right then and there I decided that we’ve seen a little too much tv this winter! (Ug!)
Gus and I were recently discussing winter Olympic sports.
She asked me, “What do they do in the winter Olympics?”
We discussed that it was too cold to do things like swimming and that no one wants to play baseball in the snow, so, I said, “What are some sports you do in the winter, outside?”
“We build snowmans!”
“. . . and play in the snow!”
I just love the thought of that: Olympic snowman building…and Olympic snow ball fights…and Olympic snow fort building! Wouldn’t the world be a great place!
No kidding, today, just a few days before his party, Dimples came to me and said, “I want a Star Wars party!”
He doesn’t really know what Star Wars is – except that those words are used a lot while our neighbor boys fight one another with lightsabers. He loves the lightsabers! And I have planned a COW party, so I said, “Oh, honey, you wanted a cow party, so you’re going to have a cow party.”
That three year old looked me square in the eye (with no regard for the amount of time/energy/creativity that you and I have have put into this cow party) and said, “I don’t want that. I want a Star Wars party.”
He was nice enough about it, so I replied in kind, “Well, you wanted a cow party first, so that’s what you are going to get.”
He happily said, “Ok!” Little does he know that he has caused within me a series of emotions that could be summed up like this: Mommy Guilt.
(Oh, and I found a pretty cute cake!)