Thursday, August 07, 2008

Things My Kids Say

Lauren: "Jacob, Pappy asked me what I want to be when I get bigger and I telled him I wanna be a ballerina and then a bike maker. And Pap telled me that his grandfather, our great uncle, made bikes."

Jacob: "Mom, do you know what the heck she is talking about?"

Me: "Yes I know exactly what she is talking about and if you listened, she was perfectly clear. Yesterday Pappy asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up and she said a bike maker. Then Pap told her about your great-great grandfather that worked in Henry Ford's bicycle shop."

Lauren: "Yeah, Jacob, see."

A few minutes later...

Lauren: " Momma, I would like to met Pappy's grandfather some day to see his bicycles."

Me: "Oh, honey, he died a long long time ago."

A few more minutes later...

Lauren: "Momma, do you think we could go to heaven... not like to live there, but just to visit... so I could see his bicycles."

Me: "Sweetie, heaven is a special place you go to when you die. I'm sorry, but you can't visit there. But some day you'll go to heaven too and you can meet great-great grandpa then. OKay?"

Lauren: "OKay."

Jacob: "I can't wait to go to heaven... then I'll finally get to find out who my ancestors are."

3 comments:

ellen said...

I'm wondering if there's any way to google those old bikes so Lauren could see pictures of them.
How interesting that she wants to build bikes when she grows up.

rosebud101 said...

How cute is that? What great kids you have? I hope that Lauren builds beautiful bikes when she's older.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

OMG, don't you love conversations like this? I have a notebook where I (try) to write down the things Zack says that make me giggle!