Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Whew, I'm Tired!

Mister Man and I were driving to the gym when we saw a police car ahead of us, lights flashing. I explained that the police car had probably pulled someone over because they were driving too fast and that they were now going to get a ticket.

Mister Man: Mommy, when I'm older, I'm not going to speed.
Me: That's good. Speeding isn't safe, is it?
Mister Man: Nope. My car isn't going to speed.
Me: Really. What kind of a car will you have?
Mister Man: Not a Speed Racer kind of car. It will be a regular car, not like yours. (And no, I don't speed ... trust me, my husband gets on my case for following the speed limit, especially on country roads near us. I think he meant that he won't have a Pilot)
Me: Really. What kind of a car is a regular car?
Mister Man: Well, it will be a car that I'll drive at night. And I'll stop at everyone's house to leave them an ice cream treat.
Me: An ice cream treat. Really?
Mister Man: Yes! And when they wake up in the morning, they'll open their doors, and they'll find the ice cream treat, and they'll be so happy!
Me: I'm sure they will. Don't you worry about it melting?
Mister Man: No, it won't melt. I'll put it in a cooler to keep it cold. And I'll only give it to the good guys.
Me: Oh? How do you know who the good guys are?
Mister Man: Because I'll only stop at the good guys' houses.
Me: Well, of course. How will you know how many ice cream treats to leave at each house?
Mister Man: Well, if there's a Grandma and a Grandpa and an Auntie Megan and a Milo, then I'd leave four ice cream treats. That's how I'd know.
Me: Interesting.
Mister Man: And if the parents are still awake, then they'd open the door when I came and they'd get to choose what flavors they want to eat. And then they could wake up their kids, and the kids could have their ice cream treats right away!
Me: I'm sure they'd like that.
Mister Man: And then, during the day I'd deliver all the mail and the packages in my truck.
Me: Oh, so your regular car is a truck.
Mister Man: Yep. And when it's lunchtime, I'll take a break and eat lunch in my car because I'm busy.
Me: It sounds like you're busy with your two jobs there.
Mister Man: Oh, Mommy! I'm not going to have two jobs. I'm going to have every job!
Me: Wow. That will take a lot of schooling, won't it? How will you learn how to do everything?
Mister Man: Well, that will be my job. I'll have to know everything to do my jobs.
Me: I see. And where will you be living? You're working at night and during the day in your car. Are you going to live in your car?
Mister Man: No, of course not! I'm going to live in our house!

Oh. Great. Although I suppose if he's working as a mailman and ice cream man, it's probably likely that he isn't moving out of our house right after he graduates, is it? He did also inform me that he doesn't want to be a garbageman or a bus driver, so I guess he won't really have every job. I love how the mind of a five year old works!


Rachel Ann November 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM  


Can he stop by my house and deliver ice cream treats?

stopping by via BATW...have a great day!

...I got pulled over a few weeks ago and my sister and nephew happened to drive by and he had to call me and make sure the policeman didn't take me away!

morninglight mama November 5, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

Love this! I so miss my pre-k kids and the conversations I'd have every day. :)

Cookie November 5, 2008 at 7:05 PM  

What an imagination! He's welcome to bring goodies to my house anytime ;)

Karol November 5, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

I love those absolute random converstions with the kids! They're so cute when they're not being hethens!

*stopped over from BATW

Michelle November 5, 2008 at 9:33 PM  

Rachel Ann - Welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit. So long as you're good, apparently you'll get the treats when he stops by.

Morninglight Mama - You mean I won't get to have these conversations every day for the rest of my life? Phew!

Cookie - Oh yes. He has an imagination. I was at his conference yesterday and his teacher mentioned just that (in a good way fortunately).

Karol - Welcome! Come back again sometime! And yes, when the heathen beings settle down to have a conversation, it's quite fun.

Kellan November 5, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

What a cutie - loved this conversation! I love how they want all these jobs and how they never want to leave home!! I don't want mine leaving home. My twins are seriously considering a college in GA - ugh! I keep whining that I don't want them to go that far away - I don't know if I can hold them back!

Take care - Kellan

Michelle November 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

Kellan - Thanks :) It is sweet how they are so innocent, isn't it? Wow, GA? That's so FAR! At least you have a couple years yet to talk them into something closer. Good luck!

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