Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Marriage Criteria

I was talking to Mina last night (yes, I photoshopped her face into this picture) about my nephew and how I would love for her to marry him someday. Next month, she will be five and he will be seven, which is a perfect age gap, dontcha think? I showed her all the pictures I have of him, stored on my laptop. She looked at them all with intense interest, asking questions about each one.

I told her it would be SO great if they got married. Then we could all be together, ALL the time. She said, "okay" with a shrug of her shoulders, as if the deal was done. As we clicked through the pictures, we talked.

Me: Isn't he handsome?

Mina: Yes, he is. Is he smart?

Me: Oh yeah. He knows lots of things.

Mina: Like what things??

Me: Well, he can read stories and he rides a mini-bike and he is good at video games and he can color and he's a good swimmer.

Mina: Is he funny?

Me: Sure. He tells jokes and he likes funny movies!

Mina: Is he a good finder?

Me: A what?

Mina: A good finder.

Me: What do you mean, a good finder?

Mina: You know, when you play hide and seek? Does he find people first?

Me: Ohhhhh. Yeah. He's a GREAT finder.

Mina: OK.

Well, that was easy. Apparently, the only criterion for marriage to an almost five year old is that he be handsome, smart, funny and a good finder.

Gee....that's kinda what I look for in a man too. I guess it sometimes takes a five year old to make you realize that simplicity really is the best way to go.

4 comments:

momyblogR said...

That's my girl. Whoever finds her later in life, will most certainly be classified as a "good finder."

mdrock said...

I guess blogger ate my comment yesterday. Those were such great questions! Amazing that they came fro a 4 year old. She must be something quite special :-)

Benjamin said...

This is probably the sweetest thing I've read in some while. Thanks for sharing.

always write said...

A-men. When did it become so complicated? "I'd rather be alone for the right reasons..." has always been my mantra, but I'm beginning to wonder whether my reasons are really right.