Monday, January 4, 2010

More Deep Thoughts From a Four Year Old

Owen and I have this thing where he tells me he loves me and then I say I love him too, then he says he loves me more than we love each other. I know, it's cute. He's also been into this thing lately where he whispers - and let me tell you, he is a very good whisperer - he whispers in my ear, "I love you so much I want to marry you." Then he snickers and giggles like only a four year old can. He thinks it's especially funny to whisper this to me when Kevin is nearby, like he and I are plotting to run off together and leave his Dad behind. So we're going through the whole "Love Fest" tonight while I'm tucking him into bed and after he tells me that he loves me more than we love each other, he says, "Will you love me if I'm in jail?" And then he gets these big ol' tears in his eyes that are about to spill out any second. I assured him that I would love him, even if he was in jail. (Hope there's no foreshadowing going on here.) Then he talks about how he'll be all locked up and I told him he wasn't going to jail, but if he did, I would still love him and I would come visit him. He seemed to feel a little bit better after that, but I could tell it was still weighing heavy on his mind. Where on earth does he get this stuff?

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