Liam: “Are you sleepy Frances?”
Frances: “No. I just tired.”
Nora: “Daddy. In how many months is Mommy’s birthday?”
Liam: “Four. What do you think we should get Mommy for her birthday?”
Nora: “Mommy? What is your most favorite thing to play with? Ever?”
Frances: (interjecting) “Eyebrows!”
Me: Umm. What?!
Nora: “Oh! I’ve got a great idea! A jack-in-the-box!”
Apparently my kids do not know me at all.
And, a day just wouldn’t be complete without a question or two about God and/or Heaven.
Nora: “Mama? Does God have a million eyes?”
Me: “I’m not sure. Why?”
Nora: “Because that’s how he can see everyone all the time.”
Me: “Oh. Well, maybe.”
Nora: “Mom? How did God make the first baby, like ever, without a mom or something like that?”
Me: “I don’t know, Nora. But that’s a really great question.”
Nora: “You wanna know my favorite place in the whole world?”
Nora: “Heaven. Because Daddy said you can get all the chocolate ice cream and cake you ever want when you get there.”
Me: “Yep.” (gulp!)
Nora: “Was God ever a baby?”
Me: “No, I don’t think so.”
Nora: “I think he was. Like a long time ago. Before he made the dinosaurs and all that stuff.”
Nora: “Mom? You know what I wanna be when I grow up?”
Me: “What’s that, honey?”
Nora: “A doctor. So I can take care of people when they’re sick.”
Me: “Well. That would be great.”
Frances: “When I be a grown up I wanna cut fruit.”
Me: “OK.” (pause) “Well, that would be great too!”
Heaven help us.