If you’re playing “would you rather” with your four-year-old child, and she asks you a question like “would you rather lick peanut butter off a dog’s toe or sleep in a bathtub full of water for the rest of your life”, don’t follow it up with a question like “would you rather love me for the rest of your life or go for a Slurpee?” You probably won’t like the answer.

Ah, childhood honesty and short-sightedness! 🙂

Earlier in the day, she also asked me “Mom, does your mind sometimes tell you wierd things? Like if you’re eating a bagel and your mind tells you that you’re finished but then you look down into your plate and you still have a piece left? Mine does.” And with that, she finished her bagel.

And in the bathtub this morning, she said “Mom, could you take me to a REAL wishing well, where wishes REALLY come true? I would make a wish that I was nine or ten. Would you take me Mom? Would you? Please?” And I answered “No, honey, I wouldn’t want that wish to come true.” “But why mom?” “Because I don’t want you to grow up too fast – I like you just the way you are.”

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