alex: mom, you're pretty. and he smiles at me.
me: (gush. how sweet is this kid?)
alex: i'm glad you married dad.
me: awww, thanks, alex.
and then in true alex form, cocks his head to one side and he continues:
and you laugh a lot. and you laugh at dad. and i think dad is even funnier because of you. cuz if he had married another wife, maybe she wouldn't laugh at him. and maybe he would be stressed more, and then we would all be more stressed, and probably not laugh.
and everything would be different. we would look different. well, for sure adam and bailey cuz they look most like you. they would probably look like the other mom. and for sure we would all not be as happy.
and with that, he smiled and went back to his red slushie.
my heart melted.
and "after school treat" took on a whole new meaning.