We were driving and the conversation between the Mr. and I turned to what kind of car we would like as the ultimate car (I already have mine), and what color we liked best on a car. To include Addie I decided to ask her what she thought about a car. The conversation went like this:
Me: Addie, what kind of car would you like when you grow up.
Addie: A Jeep. A pink one.
Me: What if you don’t like pink when you grow up?
(I got the look that says Nana is crazy and has lost the plot.)
Addie: Nana, I’m a girl. I will always like pink.
Me: Not a lot of cars are pink, they might be hard to find.
Addie: (In a some what annoyed tone.) Well, I can have it painted pink.
Me: Why do you want a Jeep.
Addie: Because my Barbie has one. I want one just like hers.
Me: Because you are a girl?
Addie: No, Nana. (Very annoyed now since I am not getting it.) I want one because I have blond hair.
Me: (Working hard not to show amusement.) Oh, so your car has to match your hair?
Addie: Yes! (Relieved I finally got with the program.)
Me: So, what happens if your hair turns brown when you get old?
Addie: Isn’t it obvious? I will just dye it back to blond.
Me: (Think to myself, Obviously? She’s five!) Oh, Okay. I guess that would work.
Addie: Yep. I have it all worked out in my head. It will be perfect.
Me: Well, that’s planning ahead.
Addie: Of course. That’s the smart thing to do.
The conversation turned to her favorite Barbie and why and that she needed to find one that could ride a horse and a Barbie horse to go with it. I saw a Christmas present list being formed as we spoke. She cracks me up with her grown up vocabulary and word usage. She listens to us too, planning ahead is our biggest thing.