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.