Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drama in the Discovery room

Discovery is Aidan's current room at school.  This is the story he's been telling me over the last several weeks, which culminated last night.  You should be aware that, when you're on the outs with him or his friends, they commonly say things like, "Then you're not part of my collection!" or "Then you're not invited to my birthday!" or "Then you're not invited to my playdate!"  The actual existence of these activities at all or in any kind of near proximity is completely immaterial to the threat.  All of the players in this tale are Discovery kids.  Please let it be known that I have never encouraged marriage proposals or considerations in my four-year-old son.

Addison was going to marry Phillip.  Aidan was going to marry Alexa, because you should always marry someone taller than you.  Alexa wanted to marry nobody because her parents were divorced, and she didn't want a divorce.  She asked them to get back together so that she could get married someday.  No go, so no marriage for Alexa. 

Addison "fell in love with" Aidan, and Phillip was not happy.  Addison was no longer invited to Phillip's party, and Aidan was going instead.  (ed - interesting that Aidan received no blame in that)  Despite her love for Aidan, Addison would marry nobody, and Aidan would marry nobody.  (ed - I am unsure as to the details of why they would marry no one at that time)

Addison "tricked" Aidan.  She had said that she loved Aidan but would marry nobody, but has since decided that she will marry Phillip afterall.  Now she and Aidan are both invited to Phillip's playdate (formerly known as his party).  Aidan will still marry nobody, because nobody's perfect except us (Team Driver).  He doesn't have to marry anyone, right?

At one time during this drama, Aidan asked whether he had to marry anyone.  "Of course not, Aidan.  If you don't want to marry anyone, you don't have to."  Okay, then he would marry no one.  Unless Conner wanted to marry him - could he marry Conner?  "Sure; if you and Conner want to get married when you grow up, you go ahead and get married."  Very reassuring at the moment, but the next day back to marrying no one.

I had no idea this sort of drama started so early.  Amazing.

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