July 15, 2007

Great Ideas

Melissa and I have a little window into our son's mind. I know that soon, the time will come when Matthew keeps all his thoughts and opinions to himself. But for this brief, magical time, he shares them with us freely.

"Mommy, Daddy, I have a great Idea!" It always opens. I don't know how this started, but I'd like to slip whomever it was a $50 for the amount of insight and amusement this one phrase has unlocked for Melissa and I. I'll list some of the more notable ones here from time to time.

Today's Great Idea, provided on the way to church this morning:
"MommyDaddy, I have a Great Idea! What if we took the Aquarium... and put it next to our house? And then we'd take the whole world, and put them on ANOTHER world, except for Matthew, Mommy, Daddy, Grommy & Grandaddy, and Kaleb and Jacob and Brandon and Phillip. They'd all stay at our house and we'd go to the Aquarium EVERY DAY. Isn't that a great idea?

He doesn't want much, just his own alternate Earth populated with all his friends, us and "Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies" magically transported from Gatlinburg, TN to Flowery Branch. And he means that specific one, because he's sort of an Aquarium aficionado now. We've been to Ripley's, the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga and the Georgia Aquarium, but he only talks about that one. He even makes me read him the brochure for the place as a bedtime story at least once a week.

1 comment:

  1. Don't dissuade the kid - it's a great idea! I would say to encourage him to pursue that branch of science. Once he succeeds, there are a few side projects that I'd like for him to try. . .