(As we were driving home one evening, we passed a man running without a shirt on)
Anna Bell: LOOK!!! That man is NAKED!!!!!! Hahahaha Isn't that so funny?!!?
Me: There was a man running without a shirt on.
Joshua: Oh. Yeah, that's just what us boys do sometimes. But not girls, right?
Me: That's right.
Joshua: That's because girls have mustaches.
Me: They have what?
Joshua: Mustaches. You know, kinda like beards.
Me: Uhhh....girls don't have mustaches.
Joshua: Well, sometimes really old ones do.
Well, the boy has a point...but what did that have to do with boys running shirtless? I decided not to ask.
(While walking into the grocery store, we passed a worker who was on a smoking break)
Joshua: Mom, why does that lady have a straw in her mouth?
Me: Let's just go on into the store, buddy.
I decided not to tell him that day what smoking was. I know that we'll have that conversation soon enough, but in that moment, I was just enjoying the fact that my fast-growing little boy doesn't have any idea what a cigarette is.
(I was listening to Joshua and Anna Bell fall asleep the other night while we were staying at a cabin in the mountains. They were in beds side by side and just having a quiet conversation like two little grown ups.
Anna Bell: Joshua, I'm gonna be really nice to you tomorrow, okay? I'm not gonna bite you or anything.
Joshua: But Anna Bell, you pulled my hair really hard today.
Anna Bell: (After a long pause...and in her most sincere and sweetest voice) Joshua, I am so sorry. But you probably don't want a bandaide because that would really hurt your hair.