Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Gender-Identity Crisis Part 2

While driving to Walmart last week, Sacha suddenly piped up from the backseat: "Mommy, I think I gonna marry a boy after all.  I gonna marry Kees because then I can have a Smart Car faster."

Stunned, and somewhat perplexed at where this was coming from, I had to get the basics out of the way: "Sacha, you cannot marry Kees. He is your brother. You have to marry someone else who is not your brother, or cousin, or mommy or daddy."

Sacha: Oh. Well, I still think I gonna marry a boy so that I get my Smart car faster.

Me: Sacha, you don't need to be married to have a Smart car.

Sacha: But who would sit next to me?

Me: You could choose whomever you want. Kees, Daddy, Maman, Jacob, Stef, anyone. You get to pick.

Sacha: But I still think I gonna marry a boy. Because then I can get the Smart car faster.

Me: Sacha, why can't you get a Smart car if you marry a girl?

Sacha: NO, I get one FASTER if I marry a boy because boys can't have babies in their tummies.

I had to think for a while before I continued, trying to piece everything together in my mind. Finally, it all clicked together.

Me: You want to marry a boy because then you won't have any kids.

Sacha: Yeah, because if I have kids, there is no backseat for them in my Smart car. So if I marry boy, I won't have kids and then I can get my Smart car faster!

Although based on somewhat erroneous assumptions, you cannot argue with that logic.


  1. Hilarious! I haven't gotten these kinds of statements out of Cory yet... he's still just kind of in the imagining things with his toys stage and not on to "reality". :)

  2. These seriously had me giggling.

  3. ahhh, yes! isn't it alarming the way they take all of the little factoids and musings that come out of our mouths and weave them into statements that are truly bizarre?!


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