road trip pt 2

8yo to 5yo: vacations are where siblings bond. [hugs her]

this would have been adorable if they hadn’t been fighting 3 seconds before this.


5yo:  i know something that’s made up.  there are some people who say lightning is caused by the lightning queen, that she uses it to zap angels who are good — like us — and that’s why it’s FAKE. and the thunder queen makes thunder, and the rain queen makes rain. and boys think – here’s what boys think.  boys think that thunder is made by the thunder KING, and rain is made by the rain king, and that……all the weather things are made by kings. and that’s wrong.  and that there are princesses and princes and kings and queens, and that’s why it’s fake, and they know that, and that’s why they forgot. [big smile]

me [having just woken up]:  [brain explodes]