The Boys on Marriage

You never know what conversations will come up in a van with five boys. Yesterday the subject was marriage.

Jack: Momma, do you want to know who I’m going to marry?
Me: Sure.
Jack: I’m going to marry Emily.
Me: Oh. She’s a lot older than you are, but okay. Should we tell her?
Jack: Yes.
Isaac: Will you call Taylor and tell her I want to marry her?
Stephen: You’re supposed to ask her.
Isaac: Will you call and ask? Or we could send her a letter.
Me: Usually here it is the person who wants to marry someone that does the asking.
Gabriel: I’m going to marry you, Momma.
Me: Thank you Gabriel. You can’t marry me because I’m your momma, but if I weren’t I’d be glad to marry you.
Gabriel: Can I marry Abba?
Stephen: No, you’re a boy and boys don’t marry boys.
Isaac: Then you couldn’t have babies.
Me: That’s true.
Gabriel: I wish I was a girl so I could marry Abba.

And from there the conversation went on to other matters.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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One Response to The Boys on Marriage

  1. Grandaddy says:

    I don’t see how in the world you manage to keep a straight face during those conversations. 🙂

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