I always love having conversations like this with Olive, discovering how she sees the world and how she begins to understand the different relationships between genders, friends, couples, etc. ( A previous one can be found here.)
This time the conversation took an interesting turn.
Me: Olive, do you want to get married someday?
Me: Who do you think you will marry?
Me: Do you think you will marry a girl or a boy?
Olive: I will marry a girl because I am a girl!
Me: Oh! That makes sense! And will you love her?
Me: And hug her and kiss her?
Olive: Yes! Like this! [gives me a giant hug and big kiss]
Me: And what about me? What will I be doing while you are doing all this hugging and kissing?
Olive: You will be alone.
[Mawney and I instantly peeing ourselves with laughter]
Me: I’ll be ALONE?
Me: No one will love me?
Olive: [Looking around wildly] Well, I think Nana does love you! And Aunt Poopie loves you.
Me: Anyone else?
Olive: [steady stare, like she is delivering some harsh but necessary news] No, mummy. Just them.
You know what, Olive? I am YOUNG. And far be it from me to brag, but can take a pretty decent selfie. I have TONS of OPTIONS! PROBABLY!
I am going to remember this conversation and show up at your lady-wedding in twenty-five years with a wildly inappropriate young boyfriend! How do you like them apples?!
[more muffled sobbing]