Me: Uncle John had some big news today. Zoe, do you want to tell Morgan?
Morgan: DID BUTTERSCOTCH HAVE BABIES??? (Capital letters is the only way I can convey the amount of excitement that was exhibited for potential Welsh Giant Rabbit babies, which would probably cause Papa SidLeo to have kittens of his own considering said rabbit is located on his property.)
Zoe: Uncle John is going to marry Barbi.
Morgan: Oh. That’s nice. (Not quite so exciting though…notice the lack of capital letters. ) So she’ll be Whitney’s mom and Aunt Jeanna will be her step-mom.
Me: Umm, no. Aunt Jeanna stays Whitney’s mom. Barbi will be her step mom.
Morgan: Well that’s good for Whitney, because she is a nice and pretty step mom.
So there you go.
...The Buddy System
Me: Remember to never leave your group today while you are on your field trip.
Morgan: We will probably get a buddy.
Me: Yes, you probably will, but that means you AND your buddy should not leave your group.
Morgan: Then I better find a buddy that’s trustable.
I will pause for Will-Ferrell-as-George-Bush laughter.
...More Puppy Love
(After Morgan tells me she can’t sit with her one friend at lunch, because she has to sit with her class)
Me: So who do you usually sit with then?
This…from the “shy” girl. In my day, I just tossed the chocolate milk that my mother gave me a quarter to buy on Aaron Mahilo’s lunch table and hoped that he grabbed it before any of his friends did. It was all very nonchalant. But I was in fifth grade then, much more mature.