"I am not married to anyone either, Baby Boy."
"Is Grandpa married to somebody?"
"No. He is not. Your grandpa and I were married but we got a divorce even before you were born and we aren't married anymore you see. But just because we don't live in the same house doesn't mean we aren't friends and don't care about each other. And you. Always you."
"When I grow up I want to marry my Daddy."
I didn't see that coming.
(And did it ever cross your mind, Baby Boy, that maybe Mimi is a little hurt?!) But I digress...
"You want to marry daddy. I see. Why?"
"I like daddy."
"I like your daddy too but I can't marry him you see...."
"He is my son and you can't marry your own son. "
"Maybe I'll marry someone else someday, Baby Boy, but I can't marry your daddy."
"That's why I'm gonna marry him."
(This is the part that grownup me should have stopped arguing with a four-year-old. Hindsight is sanity.)
"Your daddy is a great guy but.....Baby Boy....You can't marry your daddy."
"Because you just can't marry your daddy."
"Because children can't marry their mothers and fathers."
(Pay attention. This is where Mimi goes astray....)
"It's against the law for one thing......and...."
"Because it just is."
"Ok, Mimi. You can marry daddy."
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