February 8, 2013
Chase is more than just a little bit twitterpated by the little neighbor girl down the street. She’s darling, so he has my blessing – in about 12 years! He gets all shy and smiley when he talks about her. It’s SO stinking cute! A few weeks ago I was talking to him about what he wanted to be when he grows up. I threw out some BIG ideas, to which he replied, “I just want to be a regular dad and work at Home Depot.” Yikes! We’re working on dreaming bigger. Then he proceeded to ask me what kind of babies “P” (his love interest) will have and whether she has “teeny-tiny babies” in her tummy. Double yikes!! I was not about to go into that right at that moment, so I told him she doesn’t and that someday she’ll have boy babies or girl babies. “Oh good! I hope we have boy babies!” was his reply. I had to leave the room, I was cracking up so hard and I didn’t want to embarrass him!
Most recently he asked me why jewelry is special. I explained that things that are rare are special and expensive, etc. “I’m going to buy “P” a diamond!” he declared. Again, maybe in about 15 years for that one!
They just won’t admit it, but I know I really am! Yesterday I asked Austen why they like dad more than me. He replied something like this: “Dad throws us and does stuff to us and you just drive us around.” Yup. Sounds about right! Appropriately we were in the car having this conversation.