A few weeks ago when we were traveling to Appleton, Wisconsin, for a conference, I was telling him the name of the city and state so it would be familiar to him. Except he kept announcing that we were going to Rome. He also loves to pretend that he’s going on trips. He takes his little Spiderman “suitcase” (a metal lunchbox), fills it with odds and ends and proceeds to march to the living room while announcing that he’s going to Rome.
So it wasn’t too surprising today when I was changing his diaper that he demanded that we go to Rome…right now. I explained that it would take a long time to get there and that we would have to take an airplane. His forehead scrunched a bit. He wasn’t sure about that. Not because he doesn’t like to fly (because he does), but because he didn’t realize it would take so long. You could see great delight when his next idea came along…”I know! Let’s walk."
Gotta love the reasoning of a two year old.
In the end, he decided we’d ride a whale across the ocean.
That would definitely cut down on the travel time, don’t you think?