The Gender-Identity Crisis Part 2

While driving to Walmart last week, Sacha suddenly piped up from the backseat: “Mommy, I think I gonna marry a boy after all.  I gonna marry Kees because then I can have a Smart Car faster.”

Stunned, and somewhat perplexed at where this was coming from, I had to get the basics out of the way: “Sacha, you cannot marry Kees. He is your brother. You have to marry someone else who is not your brother, or cousin, or mommy or daddy.”

Sacha: Oh. Well, I still think I gonna marry a boy so that I get my Smart car faster.

Me: Sacha, you don’t need to be married to have a Smart car.

Sacha: But who would sit next to me?

Me: You could choose whomever you want. Kees, Daddy, Maman, Jacob, Stef, anyone. You get to pick.

Sacha: But I still think I gonna marry a boy. Because then I can get the Smart car faster.

Me: Sacha, why can’t you get a Smart car if you marry a girl?

Sacha: NO, I get one FASTER if I marry a boy because boys can’t have babies in their tummies.

I had to think for a while before I continued, trying to piece everything together in my mind. Finally, it all clicked together.

Me: You want to marry a boy because then you won’t have any kids.

Sacha: Yeah, because if I have kids, there is no backseat for them in my Smart car. So if I marry boy, I won’t have kids and then I can get my Smart car faster!

Although based on somewhat erroneous assumptions, you cannot argue with that logic.


3 thoughts on “The Gender-Identity Crisis Part 2

  1. Hilarious! I haven’t gotten these kinds of statements out of Cory yet… he’s still just kind of in the imagining things with his toys stage and not on to “reality”. 🙂

  2. ahhh, yes! isn’t it alarming the way they take all of the little factoids and musings that come out of our mouths and weave them into statements that are truly bizarre?!

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