After I picked Brayden up from school today we had a funny conversation. To preface this - he has been really concerned lately about growing up and having to live on his own. He just doesn’t want to do that! He says he wants to live with us forever. He gets pretty worked up over it almost daily and wants my reassurance that I will allow him to do that. Of course I tell him that he can, but I know that he will change his mind in just a few years.
So today here is our conversation:
B: “Mommy, when will I have my own daughter?”
Me: Well, you will grow up, and go on a mission first. Then you will come home and meet a beautiful girl that you will fall in love with, get married, and then have kids.”
B: “But who is this girl? Do I know her?”
Me: “I don’t know who she is. But that’s something to worry about when you are older, not now.”
He sits back and thinks for a minute.
B: “I am going to marry a girl named Alicia.”
Me: “What? How do you know that?”
B: “I had a dream and I read a book, the Book of Alicia. That told me I would marry her.”
Me: “Is Alicia at school or in Primary?”
B: “No, I don’t know her but she is beautiful!”
Me: “What does she look like?”
B: “She has green eyes and short dark hair with a ribbon in it. The ribbon is pink or red and that makes her beautiful!” (He has had this thing for girls with ribbons in their hair – they are only beautiful if they wear a ribbon.)
He seemed very sure about this and I didn’t even know what to say – I was too busy trying not to laugh because he was SO serious. So, I guess if anyone comes across an Alicia that fits his description let us know so we can keep in touch with her so Brayden doesn’t have to look too far for his future wife. Oh, the funny things kids say! Gotta love em!