Kendrie and I were driving home from the mall just now, where I had just purchased her a new pair of tennis shoes. NOT because she had outgrown her old shoes, but because Kellen had outgrown *his* old shoes and heaven forbid one kid get new shoes in this house and not the other two. (Seriously -- I think we have some "fairness issues" to work on .....)
Anyway! We were talking about birthdays and Kendrie mentioned that in only nine more birthdays it will be time for her to leave the house.
I started teasing her that no, she wasn't ever going to be allowed to leave.
This is how the conversation went:
Kendrie: "Of course I have to leave, I have to go to college."
Me: "No, you can live at home while you are in college."
Kendrie: "Well then I'm going to get married and leave."
Me: "No, I've already decided that you and your husband can live with us. You're never leaving."
Kendrie: "My husband isn't going to want to live with you!"
Me: "Oh yes he will. It'll be fine."
Kendrie: "Mom. We are going to have a lot better things to do than sit around with a bunch of old people, feeding you applesauce."
Did I mention I had just bought her a new pair of shoes? And THAT is the thanks I get???!?!!