It’s time for another installment of Conversations with Lucas! I hope they bring a smile to your face 🙂
L: Mommy, am I holding my pencil right?
B: Yes Baby, that’s right.
L: Oh thank you! That fills my heart with joy!
L: Mommy, no one is allowed to touch the cell phone tower. No parents and no kids. But I am.
B: Oh, do you have special privileges?
L: No, I have gloves.
L: Daddy, I want you to read this book! [Points to The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell]
J: Oh, the Three Little Javelinas.
L: Would you please stop speaking Spanish and read it the way Mommy does?
[Lucas, singing a song from church]
J: Lucas, if you know the songs we’re singing during church you can always sing along!
L: I know, but do you know why I wasn’t singing at church, Dad?
J: No, why?
L: I was waiting for the part where we eat the bread and dip it into that cup.
B: Oh, communion!
L: Yeah, I love that part.
B: Me too. Does it make you feel close to God?
L: Yeah, well, it’s just that being at church makes me really hungry.
L: Mom, do you know what?
L: You and I have belly buttons.
L: But Daddy doesn’t have a belly button. Daddy has a belly hole.
L: Daddy and I are your husbands!
B: Well, Daddy is my husband and you are my son.
L: But we both take care of you and that’s what husbands do!
B: Yes, you’re right, but sons can help take care of their moms too.
L: Okay, I’m your five-year-old son and husband helper!
L: Mommy, Henny’s not playing in today’s soccer game.
B: Oh, that’s too bad.
L: Yeah, she has an attitude.
B: Uh oh!
L: Mommy, what’s an attitude?
L: Mommy, you feel warm.
B: I do?
L: Yeah. Your skin is so warm it feels like the fur of a fox.
[He knows this because of all those foxes he’s touched?]
[Riding the bus to the hospital]
B: We’re going to pass your old preschool in a minute! And then we’ll pass by Aunt Ede’s work.
L: Then where, Mommy?
B: Then we’ll be on our way to the hospital.
L: Wow! You know almost everything!
B: Honey, can you please sit at the table while you’re eating? You’re making a big mess.
L: But Mommy, I can’t just sit still! I need a lot of exercise!
J: Did you have fun even though you didn’t want to go?
L: Yes! It was so fun!
J: I had fun too even though I didn’t want to go either.
L: But Mommy did.
J: Yeah, she was right. We should probably just listen to Mommy.
L: Yeah, girls know the right thing to do. They have better ideas than boys.
B: I have something to tell you. You and I are going to get a flu shot today.
B: But wait, I didn’t tell you the good part yet. Daddy got the movie Inside Out for you from the library and we can watch it when we get home as a “thank you” for being brave and getting the shot.
L: Okay, I guess I’ll go.
[After surviving the shot and both watching and loving the movie…]
L: Mommy I really appreciate this. Thanks so much for getting me that shot!
B: Um, you’re welcome?!
L: Next time I get a shot, I’ll say to the doctor, “Thank you for the shot.”
[We’ll see about that :)]
L: Mommy, I’m going to tell you a story.
L: Once there was…[story continues for a good, long while].
B: Wow, that was quite a story!
L: Did you like it?
L: Good! Because I’m going to do it again, but this time I’m gonna sing it.