Another one of those driving in the car moments. This one started with a conversation about Abraham Lincoln’s birthday:
Me (interrupting): If Abraham Lincoln was alive what would you get him for his birthday?
Boo: I wouldn’t get him a present. I would give him a party. A big party.
Ems: I don’t know if it counts as a present, but I would give him car insurance. Car insurance and flowers.
Boo: I would give him butterflies. A party and butterflies in a jar.
Ems: Butterflies don’t like to be in a jar. Right Mommy?
Me: Yes, butterflies like to be free to fly around.
Boo: (cross face) Abraham Lincoln would like them in a jar. They’d be pretty, and then he could let them go.
See, these are the meaningful conversations my children and I are having about President’s day.