First, a little back story. Emmy took a wicked tumble on her bike over the weekend. No stitches and no broken bones, but dozens of cuts, scrapes, and bruises that required a lot of cold packs, childrens aspirin, band aids, and good old fashioned 'spoil the child' therapy.
This morning, Marin and I had the following exchange, which I post here just to show people how these kids think sometimes.
Marin: How long have we lived in America now?
Me: Over two years
Marin: Oh, that's not a long time.
Me: It's long time for Emmy. It's more than half her life.
Me: You know, Emmy was only two when we got her and now she is almost five. That's more than half her life.
Marin: Is that a good thing?
Me: I think so.
Marin: I don't
Me: Well, we love Emmy. We send her to school, give her good food, she has her own cozy bed, and warm clean clothes. Don't you think that's all good?
Marin: But you made Emmy have an accident?
Me: Do you mean the bike accident?
Me: Do you think if Emmy stayed in Africa she would not have any accidents, ever?
Marin: Yes. That's what I think.