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Walkin' and Talkin'

Tonight, Owen and I went for a walk just before dinner. Here's a rough transcript of our conversation.

Owen: "Daddy, what's this way?"
Me: "It's a new way. This will be an adventure walk."
Owen: "Yeah, I haven't been this way in a long time."
Me: "Yep."
Owen: "Daddy, this is the way to the choo-choo Christmas lights!"
Me: "Yes, this is the way [to the house that had a Christmas train display on the side of their house--10 months ago!]"
Owen: "Daddy, I like this new way."
Me: "It's fun to try new paths and new directions, huh?"
Owen: "Daddy, I want to go home now."
Me: "But we just started! How about we turn up here?"
Owen: "Okay!"
...
Owen: "Daddy, it will only be a short time when there will be choo-choo Christmas lights!"
Me: "Yep, probably only a month away. After Thanksgiving."
Owen: "Yeah! Tomorrow there will be choo-choo Christmas lights!"
Me: "Um, I think it'll be a bit longer than tomorrow."
Owen: "No it won't be long. It will be short."
Me: "Yes, it will be short. Let's turn up here."
Owen: "We can tell Mommy that we went a new way!"
Me: "Yep!"
Owen: "Daddy, what happens when you mix red and white and blue?"
Me: "I don't know, what?"
Owen: "I'll give you a hint: (whispering) it's a rectangle."

Comments

Amy Van Hook said…
I remember that it wasn't just "christmas lights" it was "CHRISTMAS LIIIIIGHTS!!!!!"
blissful_e said…
That is just so sweet.
It's good to know that our dear boy Owen is a true patriot.

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