Drew: Mom, you have gray in your hair.
Me: That means that mommy is getting wise.
Drew: (thinking) Oh...I thought it meant you were getting old.
Drew: (in the early morning) I have two things on my radar today- spending a lot of time with Ella and getting all my school supplies organized!
After explaining my plan to convert the dining room into part classroom, Drew exclaimed, "I'll help, Mom. I LOVE rearranging furniture!"
Drew:(a bit teary) If Ella did something really bad and needed a really big spanking, I would take the spanking for her because I love her so much.
A conversation in the car...
Drew: It makes me sad that there is a dead baby in your tummy.
(after a brief and vague explanation that the baby is no longer in my tummy)
Drew: Mom, when you see other babies does it make you sad because it reminds you of your baby?
Me: (a little overwhelmed by that insight) Yes, Drew, it does make me sad.
Drew: Me too.
He stumps me and surprises me all the time. Three cheers for five year olds. =)