Nate on marriage
|Nate once told me this girl from Jungle Book would be his wife.|
Now, when Nate and Ben see a woman in a white dress, then say, "She's getting married like you, Mom!" That's any white dress, not just wedding dresses.
Our friends' daughter got married Saturday, and we all went to the wedding. I quized Nate on his understanding afterwards.
Me: Why do people get married?
Me: Ok...what does 'married' mean?
Nate: Married is when you love people and maybe kiss them sometimes and hug them and bring them food. That's about it.
Me: How do you know when you love someone?
Nate: (with conviction) I just know! Precious got married just like you and Dad got married.
Me: We're still married. You know, when you get married it isn't just for one day. You're married forever. (We're not ready for the subject of divorce.)
Nate: When I'm a grown up I'm going to be married forever. I'm going to cook jambalaya for my wife, my kids, and me!
Rodgers especially liked the "bring them food" part of being married.