Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Naptime Talks

Right before he's supposed to be going to sleep at naptime, Chandler (5 years old) and I have the following brief conversation:

Chandler: Mom, I don't ever want to get married. Wanna know why?...blech (with appropriate facial expression) gross.

Me: Oh, well, you might change your mind when you get older.

Chandler: Yeah, because sometimes boys find out girls are pretty when they get bigger. And then they want to marry them.

Me: (trying to look serious) Right.

(Chandler nods sagely. A few moments pass, then...)

Chandler: And you know what? I wish I was a balloon. You know why?

Me: No. Why?

Chandler: Because balloons are cool. I want to be lots of things, like animals. Animals are cool. Horses run, dogs bark, it's not fair.

Me: Go to sleep Chandler.