I just posted, but I have to tell what just happened! I heard Katie crying and I went to her room and she was sitting in the floor with her Barbies. I asked her, "What's wrong?"
She said in a crying voice, "I just don't WANT to get married!"
I said, "You aren't getting married."
She said,"When I am a grown up and I am about to get married I will just wish for a fairy godmother to turn me back into a child......*sob*...I don't want to leave you!"
I said she didn't have to leave until she wanted to....and she assured me she would never want to.
A few minutes later she came into the kitchen still upset. She put her hands out in a type of exasperated expression and said, "It's because grown-ups just do boring things."
I really had to fight a smile as I asked, "what do you mean?"
She said, "grownups just sleep, and read and do boring stuff."
I explained that when you are a grown up those things aren't boring to you. She said, "But I just want to be a kid and read kid books and go to church and play."
I insisted that you can still have fun as a grown up and that we have fun playing with our children, and taking them to Disney World and going to church. She said she just wants to stay a kid.
I wonder how long this sentiment will last?