Hank: Tia Paula lives with the girl I love.
Hank: Yes, but that is not her name. What did I call her?
Hank: Because I couldn’t say Willow then.
Me: Your mouth wasn’t ready to say Willow.
Me: You know Willow no longer lives with Tia Paula. She has her own house.
Hank: She is a lady now.
Me: (slams elbow into the door) GOD BLESS IT!
Hank: Mommy, is godblessit an adult word?
Me: (still wincing) No. It is a nice thing to say. It means I want nothing but good things to happen to that door.
Hank: (blank stare of confusion)
Me: I made a better choice then using an adult word.
Hank: Like when I say APPLESAUCE instead of shit when I spill water?
Hank: You know Mama, someday I will get old and you, you are going to get very old.
Hank: And then you’ll be a grandma.
Me: Yes, when you have kids I will be their Grand-Ma and because I call you chicken I am gonna call your kids, clucks.
Hank: And you will get very, very, very old and so will Pai and one day you’ll die (holding up a finger) one minute and the next minute Papa will die too.
Me: Sounds beautiful.
Hank: But it will take a long time and before you die and I will buy you a walking stick.
Me: Can it be a very distinguished walking stick?
Hank: Of course.
Me: Sounds good to me.