Paprika and I have been having the cutest conversations lately. I love this 5 year age so very much. Just so I remember, here is one conversation we had the other day at bedtime.
Paprika: Mom, what is a teenager?
Me: It's a person between the ages of 13 and 19 years old. One day you will be a teenager.
Paprika: I don't want to be a teenager. I want to be an astronaut.
Me: You can be a teenager and an astronaut.
Paprika: (wide-eyed) No way! Wow. WOW! What do teenagers do?
Me: When you are a teenager, you can drive my car by yourself. To Trader Joe's. And buy me a loaf of bread. And pay for it. And bring it home. By yourself.
Paprika: (getting very excited) Oh wow. Really?!!!!
Me: You can go out with your friends. You can go to the movies when you are a teenager.
Paprika: I would just want to go to the movies with you, mom. When I am a teenager, can we see that movie about the chipmunks?
Me: Alvin and the Chipmunks? Yes, we can go see that...ten years from now. ;-)
Paprika: But, mom? I still want to be an astronaut first. After I'm an astronaut, then I will be a teenager.
Paprika has been trying to hatch this egg for almost two weeks now. She snuck it out of the fridge and made this cozy little nest for it. Her little nest also has another blanket and a pillow and is all wrapped up snug and tight.
She has been putting this nest under a lamp at all times, so that it stays warm. And of course, she sleeps next to the egg.
She keeps telling me that in 21 days (or is it 23 days?), a chick will hatch. No matter how often I tell her that no chicken will come from this egg, she still believes it will happen!
Paprika can't wait to have her baby chick and raise it into her very best friend, a chicken, of course.
Stay tuned on what happens next. I am not sure where to go with this, myself...