Musings of an almost six year old
My husband was driving my almost six year old son to a party and this is but one of the many conversations they had:
Son: Daddy, will I have a girlfriend when I’m older?
Daddy: Of course! You’re going to have lots of girlfriends!
Son: Do I have to marry my girlfriend?
Daddy: No of course not! You can have loads of girlfriends. When you find the right one – after a long time – you can get married.
Son: Daddy, do you have a girlfriend?
Daddy: No. If I had a girlfriend mommy would be very upset and then I’d have to live in a different house.
Son: But that’s ok, cuz then we would have two houses and I could stay up late and eat chocolate in two houses!
Daddy: But then we wouldn’t be living in the same house and you wouldn’t see me all the time. Is that what you want?
But I’ll bet he was still thinking about all the chocolate he could eat. Priorities.