Kids say, and do, the darndest things, don’t they? As we were coming home from working in Daddy’s classroom today, Jose asked us, “Can we have Laurla come over and watch ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ with us? Oh, and can we ask Eggy and Badi and Pop-pop, too? But not Uncle Jimmy, because he’s in North Carolina, so he can’t come.”
Laurla was the first to respond, with a text that said, “aww. i think we can arrange that.” And then in response to Jose stating that he wants to sit next to her on the couch, “haha what a cutie. it would make my heart smile to sit next to him.” 🙂
Badi and Pop-pop were next – a telephone call to say that they would love to come over, too, but that we didn’t need to worry about feeding them dinner because they’d just eat before they came over.
Eggy was last to respond; she wasn’t sure at first if she could make it due to early work hours the next day, but when she heard there was the possibility of free food, she was all for it. 😀
So, the little mastermind was very pleased and began planning away immediately. At first, he was disappointed that ONLY Eggy would be eating. He said, “But I wanted it to be a dinner date!” (Where he got that phrase from, I have NO idea.) 😀 He shared with us his idea that our house would be a restaurant where we would set up a table in the middle of the room with balloons, and he would take our orders from the menu. But then he said, “It’s okay. We can just do that next time everyone comes over, okay?” What a sweetheart!
Moving on from the dinner-less dinner date idea, he began to focus on the movie-and-popcorn date instead. Knowing that he wanted to sit next to Laurla on the couch, he began to devise a scheme for how all of us could sit together and be next to the people we love. Well, at least how 4 of us could do that. I guess everyone else is supposed to fend for themselves… 😉 At any rate, here’s his master plan:
“Laurla and I will sit next to each other, and you [momma] will sit next to me also. You will sit on one side and Laurla will sit on the other, and half of me will sit next to each of you. The girls on the outside and the boys on the inside. Except then where will daddy sit? Okay, how about this. Daddy will sit next to you, momma, since you don’t get to sit next to him in church anymore. And then I will sit next to daddy so the boys are in the middle, and Laurla will sit next to me. And I will hold hands with Laurla and daddy, and daddy will hold your hand, momma. And then the free hands will hold each other and we’ll be stuck together forever like glue. Except for if you have to go to the bathroom. Then we’ll pour water to melt the glue so we don’t have to all go to the bathroom together. That would be EMBARRASSING.” 😆