Monday, November 2, 2009

Do your feet hurt?

Luke and Evie are still trying to gain their sense of time so we are constantly talking about what day it is, what month it is, whose birthday is coming up, what holiday is coming up, etc. Saturday, we discussed that it was Halloween (which was fun but anticlimactic after all our festivities for the past week and a half) and Luke wanted to know if Valentine's Day was next. Of course, I explained that Valentine's day wasn't until February and before it would be Valentine's Day we would celebrate Thanksgiving, George's birthday, Christmas, and New Year's. Luke thought about it a while, but was inexplicably stuck on the topic of Valentine's Day.

He asked, "Okay, Mom, when it's Valentine's Day, I'll be your Valentine, okay?"

Me, "Sure. I'd love that!"

Evie, "Will you be my Valentine too?"

Me, "Of course! That would be wonderful! I'll be George and Daddy's Valentine too! Luke? Will you be my Valentine?"

Luke, "Yeah."

Me, "Evie, will you be my Valentine too?"

Evie, "Yes, mama."

Me, "Great!" Silence in the car ensued, which just means that they are thinking.

Luke, "Mommy, can we go on a date since we're going to be Valentines?"

Me, "Certainly. When do you want to go on a date?"

Evie, "Can I go on a date too?"

Me, "Well, sure!"

Luke, "Maybe we can all go on a date! And you know when you go on a date, you have to wear shoes that hurt."

Me, "What?!"

Luke nodded his head solemnly. "Yes, you have to wear shoes that hurt."

Me, "We'll see."

Lindsey who was silent through the entire conversation, started chuckling at his comment and said, "He's right. Girls usually do wear shoes that hurt when they go on a date."

I sighed a heavy sigh. "I guess, but where in the world did he hear that?"

So, we planned our date. We're contemplating next Saturday. Maybe dinner and a movie - a date for three: me, Luke and Evie. Sounds wonderful, except for the fact that my feet are going to hurt!


Jenn W. said...

Totally laughed out loud!

The Potters said...

That is so funny! Where do kids pick up things like this?! It reminds me of an email that I read one time that went something like this:

A teacher was reading Chicken Little to her class one day. She came to the part where Chicken Little warned the farmer and Chicken Little said, "The sky is falling!" The teacher then asked the class, "And what do you think the farmer said?" One little girl raised her hand and said, "Holy s*it! A talking chicken!"

Theresa said...

Luke's teacher did mention at our open house that he says "some very surprising things." I have no idea what that means since Chuck was the one who had that conversation with her. I cringe to imagine what he is saying.