On the way home from my father-in-law's house on Sunday night, I pointed out a brightly lit fountain in the pond near his place. Emma and Ian both thought it was neat, with Emma adding her usual, "It's so pretty."
That's when the fun conversation began.
Emma - "I wish I was a duck so I could fly into that fountain."
Ian - "If I was a duck I'd have a green head. Hey Dad, If you and I were ducks, we'd have green heads."
Brendan - "That's right Ian, we would have green heads."
Emma - "When I'm a duck, I'll have a pink head."
Ian - "No, you'd have a brown head."
Emma - "I want a pink head when I'm a duck!"
Ian - "Ducks don't have pink heads. But, Dad and I would have green heads."
Emma - "Mommy, when I'm a duck I want to take off my Emma head and have a pink head."
Ian - "Emma, ducks don't have pink heads."
Emma - (loudly) - "When I'm a duck I'm going to take off my Emma head and get a pink head!"
Ian - "Emma, you can't be a duck. I'm not going to be a duck."
Emma - (shouting now) - "I WANT TO TAKE OFF MY EMMA HEAD AND HAVE A PINK HEAD WHEN I'M A DUCK."
Heather and Brendan - "Okay Emma, when you are a duck we will take off your Emma head and you can get a pink head."