E came home very excited from school yesterday and declared to me with a look of satisfaction on his face,
"mommy! i figured out who i'm going to marry!"
i had an idea who he had chosen for his bride. there is a little girl in his class who he absolutely adores and talks about incessantly each day after school. but i know this is a very exciting discovery to make, even for a five year old. and so i decided to ask him anyway, just so he could have the pleasure of telling me.
"that's great, E! who is it?"
the answer was just as i expected,
"it's sophia, mommy. i'm going to marry her because i love her."
i replied with what i felt was the next logical question,
"oh, E. that's so nice. and does she want to marry you, too?"
the smile disappeared as a troubled look came over his face.
is that how it works, mommy?"