Matthew is out of town this week, so I was out to dinner last night with the kids by myself. At one point Myla and I have the following conversation:
Myla: Do you want me to get married?
Me: I want you to be happy. So if getting married would make you happy, I want you to get married. If it wouldn't make you happy, then I don't want you to.
Myla: Do you have to be married to have kids?
Me: Well, no, though people usually get married before having kids. And it's a really good idea, because being a parent is really hard and it helps to have a partner, like Daddy is my partner. (I'm thinking I nailed that, right? But then . . .)
Myla: What about slaves and orphans?
Me: (internally: Mayday! Mayday!) What about slaves and orphans?
Myla: With orphans, there's a lot of kids and only one adult to take care of them.
Me: Oh. Right, like in Annie. Well, people have figured out that that isn't a very good way to take care of kids, so we don't really have orphanages anymore.
Myla: Yeah. Mrs. Hannigan does a terrible job. (I still wasn't sure where the slaves fit in and I didn't dare ask.)
Also during this meal, Luke kept talking about the time he went to school and I went to asparagus. I eventually figured out he meant "Paris."
Saraya is going to be a big sister!
2 years ago