Yesterday when we were driving, Coen and Lucy were watching the birds on the telephone wires and talking about how nice it would be if they could fly.
Lucy: Let's pretend we're birds.
Coen: It would be fun if we could really fly.
Coen: What if we were a family of birds?
Lucy: Yeah! And then we could fly whenever we wanted to!
Coen: And I could fly with you
Lucy: We could hold hands when we flew
Coen: And if you didn't know how to fly yet, I could teach you.
Lucy: Or if I was a baby, you could carry me while you flied.
Coen: And then we could, our whole family, fly on vacation.
We could fly to Portland. We could fly to the Kalahari. And we could fly to Arizona.
Lucy: We could fly to Portland whenever we WANTED!
Coen: And we could fly to visit August and August's family would be a bird family too.
Lucy: And you could help baby Alex learn to fly
Coen: And then we'd fly everywhere and fly on vacation any time we wanted.
Coen: It would be cool if we could fly.
Tad and I just smiled at each other as he drove down the highway. And I thought oh my darlings, you can fly...in a way.