Monday, October 15, 2012
Marriage Litmus Test
On driving home from dinner at a friend's house, Genevieve confidently announced that she was going to marry the eight year old son. Matching her complete seriousness I asked her how she had decided that he was the one she wanted to marry. She quickly came back with "He's really good a Lego's mom." Then she added that it was between this boy and another boy back in Utah because he was also quite good at Legos. Stifling the smile in my voice I followed up with "and why would that be important?" "Because moma, I think that when I'm an adult, I'll still like playing Legos and he'll be good at building stuff for me." A good parent maybe would have used this as a good teaching moment as to what's really important in a future spouse, but I was enjoying this moment too much and I didn't wanted it to remain untouched. Besides Legos are important to her right now and it does take some serious skills (ones I still don't have) and time commitment to create masterpieces and hopefully when she gets older, something like family will replace the Legos.