Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Plans and Pancakes
This past Saturday morning while Gustav was at his men's Bible study, the kids and I sat down to some steaming whole wheat banana pancakes and some exquisitely sweet cantaloupe and a little conversation. Here's how it went:
Gretchen: When I grow up, I am going to marry a man I like. He's going to make a lot of money and we'll have a big house.
Gabriel: I'm going to have one of those long things with the water that you race on.
Me: A slip and slide?
Gretchen: And we'll have 6 kids.
Gabriel: I'm going to have TEN kids, but no wife.
Everyone: (giggling) You can't do that, Gabriel!
Lillian: These pancakes are so yummy!
Gabriel: They are soooo good I'm gonna throw up!
Me: Thanks, honey.
Lillian: Did he just say he was going to throw up?
Me: Yes, but I think he meant it as a compliment.
Me: Nicholas, what do you want to do when you grow up?
Nicholas: Aaahhhh...Welll...I might be in the military. Or maybe I'll go into I.T........just joking.
Me: (laughing hysterically) Good one, Nicholas.
Gabriel: I'm going to be a navy.
Nicholas: You can't be A navy, you are IN the navy.
Gabriel: No, Nicholas, I will be A Navy!
Everyone: Lots of laughing.
I think every family needs a four year old.