An email just in from my good friend Monica about a conversation between Sophie (6) and Annabel (3) that she overheard.
On the way home from camp today, I heard the following conversation in the backseat:
Sophie: “Now I REALLY want a pet, Mommy!” (after seeing a Jasper look-a-like poking his head out of a distant car window)
Annabel: “Me too! I want a pet baby Unicorn.”
Sophie: “There’s no such thing as a real baby Unicorn. They are a mythological creature. And besides, they are DISTINCT. They don’t exist anymore.”
Annabel: “Yes they do exist! Playmobil makes them!”
Sophie: “No, they’re distinct!”
Annabel: “Yes, I WANT A BABY UNICORN!!!!”
This seems to capture our life right now, from fairies and unicorns, to the tug of war and ultimate tears. At least I can laugh about it, right?