1. Several months ago Zeke and I were having a discussion about the plans in our near future. Zeke said, "Mom, if you and Mr. Brady get married then Chloe will be my baby sister."
J: That's right Zeke
Z: Then it will be even 3 to 3
J: What do you mean?
Z: You know, it will be you, Kaelyn and Chloe, then me, Mr. Brady, & Bucky
J: Oh...I see. Well then, we don't need to have any more babies...because it is even 3:3
Z: Oh no...you have to have another boy because there are GIRLS EVERYWHERE!
A few moments later...
Z: When "we" get married then we will get to travel all over the world. We will get to go to Sea World, Disney World and even the North Pole to see Santa! And when we are married, Mr. Brad will be my new daddy and I will call him "Dad."
2. The next day at dinner. Zeke turns to his sister...
Z: Guess what! Mr. Brady & Mommy are going to get married and he will be our new daddy.
K: YAY...a DADDY!!!
Z: and Chloe will be our new sister!
K: HOORAY...a new "ST-ISTER!"
Z: And after that we will move to San Antonio.
K: I LOVE SAN ANTONIO!!!
3. On the way home from school one afternoon Kaelyn asked me...
K: Mommy, are we getting married this weekend?
J: No, we aren't getting married for a few more months.
K: But I want my new daddy NOW!!!
J: What are you going to do with him once you have him?
K: I will put him to bed, feed him dinner and he will go to sleep...no, first he will brush his teeth and then he will go to sleep.
At first I thought, that is really weird but then I quickly realized that those are the memories she has of her daddy because Brad was already sick when she was born. All of her memory life has him in our room, in bed. It is amazing to see what her little mind is thinking about and to hear about her life from her perspective.