Tuesday, January 15, 2008
My Success, Thus Far
Merrick's best friend, Lachlan, was over on Sunday. They were talking about being R-I-C-H someday. They're four and five. Rich means all the toys and candy you can buy. Oh, and a motorcycle. And a big house with a room for your pet elephant.
Never one to miss a Quality Parenting Moment, I probe: "Is rich about money or family and love?"
Lachlan answers with speed and absolute self-assurance. "Money."
Aha! Wrong answer! I turn to my guy, all anticipation.
The little darling smiles and says, "Family."
Before maternal pride can even find its footing, he clarifies: "Because when you're rich, you buy a family that's maybe better. And you can buy anything else you want, like guns and cars."
Then, just to make certain I understand that the situation is entirely hopeless, he looks me straight in the eye and says, "Right, Cheese Butt?"