Kory: “Pride and Prejudice is a really great book, Mom. Mrs. Bennet is so silly.”
Me: “I’m glad you like it. Mrs. Bennet is a funny character.”
Kory: “And I think Mr. Darcy and I are actually a lot alike.”
Me: “Really? Why do you say that?”
Kory: “He’s prideful. And he’s boring.”
5 kids at table and me: (lots of snickering)
Kory: “And he has more money than everyone else.”
5 kids at table and me: (More laughter) “Well, THAT’s true!” (Kory does seem to be the only one in the family with a disposable income.)
Kory: “And he’s more handsome than all the other men.”
5 kids at table and me: (ROARING LAUGHTER)
Kory: (lots of “gotcha” laughing and grinning)
by Maltbie D. Babcock
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Kayla: Mom, do you have to go to college to be a chef?
Me: Well, no, but there are special culinary schools you can go to that teach you how to be a chef.
Kayla: Ok. Well, then let me tell you the plan for my life.
Me: Let’s hear it.
Kayla: Well, I am NOT going to go to college. I am going to go to a school that teaches me how to be a chef. After that, I am going to be a waitress. I will save my money and work my way up to be the owner of the restaurant.
My part-time job on the weekends will be a piano player. I am going to play at the White House and other places on the weekends when I am not working at the restaurant.
I am going to rent an apartment, and Madeline (her cousin) can live with me and help me pay the rent.
(Sharing the apartment with Madeline was actually my suggestion, but she thought it was a good one.)
I will have lots of pets to keep me company. I’m going to have a Labradoodle, a fish, and my bunnies – unless mine die. Then I will get new bunnies.
Mom, how long does it take to get to Greenfield?
Me: Only about 20 or 30 minutes.
Kayla: OK. Well, we’re going to live in Greenfield, because it’s close to you and Dad. I will work in a restaurant in Greenfield for a while and then I will open my own gluten free cafe there.
Me: Wow! That’s a great plan, but what about church? Are you going to be a part of a church?
Kayla: Oh yes! I am going to go to Mercyhouse for the rest of my life, and be in a mid-week small group Bible study.
I’m also going to go to Paris and live in an apartment there for a while, because I love the Eiffel Tower.
Me: (hopefully) What about a husband and children?
Kayla: I don’t know… I haven’t quite decided about that yet.
Me: That is a great plan, honey! You will be so good at all of those things, but I, personally, would love to have some grandchildren, so if you could possibly work that in, that would be great!
Kayla: (smiles and laughs)
Kayla: Oh, that’s right! That’s right. I really knew that, Mom.