Sophi: Mom, why can Conner have another piece of pizza when we get home and I have to go to bed?
Me: Because Conner is older and doesn't need as much sleep as you do.
Conner: Sophi! You don't want to eat right before bed because you are a girl and you will get fat! Me, I want to get fat. It is my wish.
Me: Your wish is to get fat?
Conner: (very sincerely) Yes! To get fat and get a girlfriend!
Conner: I very like Skylee. She is so cute. I very want to have a daughter like her. I want lots of daughters because girls are very good.
Sophi: I want sons and daughters.
Lexi: Me too.
Sophi: I want 18 kids.
Conner: 18!!!!! That is too many!! That is too hard to take care of. You should have maybe 10 or less. I want to have maybe four.
Lexi: I want 8 kids!
Me: I want 10 kids! Wait, I have 10 kids!! I got my wish!!! (lots of giggles) But did you know that when Dad and I were dating, I didn't want 10 kids? He wanted 8 and I said maybe that was too many.
So we kind of fought about it. (Backpedaling...) Well, not really fought about it. Just argued about it. (Backpedaling again) I mean talked about it. It wasn't a fight.
Conner: Yes, Sophi, like when someone thinks one thing is right and another person thinks they are right and you just talk about it.
Me: Yes, Dad and I don't fight. We disagree sometimes. But we don't yell at each other.
Conner: (in earnest admiration) Yes! You are right. I never hear you fight. Dad is a very good man. Crazy, but very good.
Ha! I love those cute kids of mine....