Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Last, Best Chance

I don't know if being with Mina is enlightening or depressing. The other day while I was putting on my makeup, she asked me to put some on her also. I said something to the effect of "Well, you'll have to ask Mommy if its okay..."

She responded with this:

"But, I'm suuure Mommy would let me if you said it was okay. She would. You're a grown up. But you're not married yet (she paused to ponder this), so you're not a grown up grown up. But you're grown. Like a sister. Yeah! Like a big sister! That's what you're like. So I'm sure Mommy would let me if you said so."

OK, what does this mean? You're only a real grown up if you're married???

Well, she is only five. Perhaps her perspective is a little limited.

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." ~ Joseph Barth


chez bez said...

I know a lot of people who wish that they were not grown up grown ups.

I think you are doing fine. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Apparently some people who are grown ups ponder other options.