he other day I had Episodes IV and V loaded up in the minivan running an errand to who-can-remember-where in order to get who-can-remember-what accomplished when we came upon a large gaggle of middle school students just leaving the school, walking across the intersection where we were parked. Two of the students were lagging behind the pack, and my kids quickly picked up on the slightly different behavior they were exhibiting:
Episode V: “Daddy, why are those two big kids holding hands?”
Episode IV: “It’s because they’re brother and sister, or maybe it’s because they’re best friends!”
Episode V: “Aha! Just like me and Macayla!!”
Yeah, kids. That’s exactly it.
(Editor’s note: Macayla is the little girl from Episode V’s kindergarten class whom he informed us he would be marrying. She’s the same girl who just wrote a bunch of I-love-you’s all over his birthday card. We are currently in negotiations with Macayla’s parents regarding a dowry.)