I just relived a very vivid childhood moment, but this time I was on the other end.
On the way home from dinner at my mom’s tonight, we were all talking about family. Robbie just turned 4, so of course his thoughts have turned to when he is going to be an adult. He asked where he was going to live, what he would do without his brothers, and where daddy and I would be.
I absolutely remember having this same conversation with my mom. I was worried that when I grew up I would have to live by myself. Mom told me that when I grew up I would probably want to move out, but I could still live with her if I wanted to. Even at the time I kind of knew it was silly, but it made me feel SO much better.
I was able to concede that I might get married, but I made my mom promise that he and I could still live with her. To her great credit, she told me that would be fine and even kept a straight face doing it.
Then tonight I have the same thing happen with my kids. Even Mike said he wanted to live with us forever! Mr. Independent! So we all agreed that all 5 of us would always live together in the same house.
Then Mike said to Robbie “Hey, when we’re grown-ups we can have whatever we want for snack!”