Earlier this week, Sacha stopped me in my proverbial tracks with the following announcement:
"Mommy, when I get to be an adult, I gonna get married and I gonna go on a honeymoon to a WARM SANDY beach."
"Oh really? Mommy and Daddy went to a warm sandy beach for our honeymoon," I answered in all sincerity.
"Yeah. I think I gonna marry Stef (his love-interest in preschool)."
"Stef?" I asked, trying to conceal my laughter at his total serious approach to this issue.
"Yeah, cuz Stef and me, we would not forget our sunscreen and our sunhats."
"That's good, kiddo. Do you like Stef? Is that why you want to marry her?" I asked, wanting to hear some 3-year-old's profession of love for his 4-year-old girl friend. Sacha did not answer right away. He hesitated, thought carefully, then said gravely:
"Mommy, it's a long story."
I'm sure it is, kiddo. Happy Valentine's Day!