A Bedtime Conversation
Silas: Mom, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Me: I think I'll be a mommy. Or a wife?
Silas: No, mom. Not a mommy or a wife. Something else.
Me: What are you going to be?
Silas: An astronaut. No. A cowboy!!!
Me: A cowboy. That's fantastic! You could work on PopPop's farm.
Silas: No, mom. Cowboys have to live in the desert. So I can't be on PopPop's farm. I'll have to go to the desert.
Silas : I'll miss you, mom.
Me: I'll miss you too, Silas.
Silas: Mom. Why don't you be a cowboy too? We could be cowboys together!!!
Me: That sounds amazing. I would love that. I'll be a cowgirl.
Silas: Ok. Great, you be a cowgirl and I'll be a cowboy. You can ride a purple horse and I'll ride a blue horse. And when we want to go fast, we can say "Giddiup." Except, you don't like to go fast…so the purple horse can just kind of be slow.
So now it's all set, folks. When Silas and I grow up…we're heading West.