MJ has been cracking me up lately so I thought I’d share some of our recent conversations…
1. MJ the Love Expert
MJ: Mommy, did you know that Santiago (our neighbor) has a girlfriend?
Me: Yes, I did know that
MJ: Do you think they will get married?
Me: Probably not, honey- they are only 10 years old.
MJ: Hmmmm (deep in thought)… Mommy, are you a love expert?
Me: A love expert?? What do you mean?
MJ: Well, you talk about love a lot. You are always telling daddy, me, Ty and Catelin how much you love us, and you give us lots of hugs and kisses.
Me: (trying not to laugh)…I guess I do talk about love a lot. I just want you to know how much I love you. Do you know how much?
MJ: To infinity and beyond, of course! And I’m glad that you tell me – it makes me feel special.
Me: Well, I guess I am a love expert then.
2. MJ the Humanitarian.
MJ: Mommy, do you see that water tower over there?
Me: Yes, honey. It’s pretty big isn’t it?
MJ: Yeah it is. That tank is where they store some of our water. Did you know that they have to clean the water?
Me: Yes I do.
MJ: Did you know that in parts of China they have dirty water? Those poor, poor people. I feel so bad for them.
Me: I know- it’s not good to drink dirty water is it?
MJ: No it’s not at all. I think we should send them some of our clean water. What do you think, mom? Can we start working on that tonight?
Me: Ummmm….let me try to figure something out.
3. MJ the Animal Guru (AKA mini Steve)
While playing our “animal game” in the car…
MJ: I live out in Colorado. I’m a big animal with 2 large horns that branch into smaller horns.
Me: You are a mule deer
MJ: Nope, not a mule deer. Bigger than a mule deer.
Me: You are an elk.
MJ: What kind of elk am I?
Me: What do you mean what kind of elk? There's more than one kind?
MJ: Oh yeah, there’s the Roosevelt Elk, the Rocky Mountain elk and the Eastern elk. There might be a couple more.
Me: How on earth do you know that? Never mind, I know exactly how you know that (Steve). Thank you for enlightening me.
MJ: No problem, any time you need help with animals just ask me.
LOVE. THAT. KID.