Mommy (who is being called "Mother" this morning) was sitting on the couch knitting when Johnny , with an arm full of squishy toys, came up to her.
"Good bye Mother, we are leaving now"
"Where are you going?"
"We are going to college, both of us."
"But I don't want you to go to college."
"Don't worry, Mother, college is right here."
Johnny then walked over to the library corner of the living room and sat down in the chair calling for his sister to join him in college.
For the last 20 minutes he has been walking back and forth from "college" with an arm full of squishy toys (stuffed animals) telling me that he is home and then that he is leaving again. His sister still refuses to follow him to college.
One day he really will leave for college and I want to remember this moment, when college is just the other side of the room where the books are, and the most important things he needed to take were his sister and his stuffed elephant.