Today I sent my husband and four year old to Southern California. Ethan has catered Thanksgiving dinner for the same family for the past seven years. And this year is no exception. I sent Jack with him so he could log in some quality cousin time.
I just called Ethan to ask where they were on the road. Jack answered and told me about two new tractors Daddy bought him at the store. A steam roller and a back hoe bulldozer combo. As a mother with boys, you learn the exact terminology for each tractor and truck.
After telling me all about his new toys, he asked, "So how is my wife?" Did you know Jack is married? He is, to his imaginary wife Purple Leo.
"So how is my wife?" he asks.
"Oh, she is fine. She has been hanging out with me today. She misses you." I replied.
"At church on Sunday, the baby kept asking her for a bah-bah. It was so funny. Make sure you take good care of my wife and my baby until I get back." he said.
So while Jack is gone, I will be taking good care of Jack's imaginary wife Purple Leo and his imaginary baby. That's what any good mother would do.