It was late. Like 9:00. Shut up, that's late for me during the school year. I wanted to watch Sherlock and Brynna wouldn't go to bed. I didn't want to make her because we already knew that the next day was a snow day and it just didn't seem worth it. I figured, Sherlock is safe enough and also, maybe, boring for a nine year old? So, maybe she'd get bored and hurry up and go to bed. I turned it on.
Bridesmaid on Sherlock: The famous Mr. Holmes! I'm very pleased to meet you. But no sex, okay?
Sherlock: Um, sorry?
Bridesmaid: You don't have to look so scared. I'm only messing. Bridesmaid, best man... It's a bit traditional.
Me: No, it's not.
Brynna looking shocked: I would never make my bridesmaids do that!
Me: No, I mean, no one makes them, it's just... You know what? Nevermind. Go to bed. NOW.
Maren is sort of obsessed with commercials. She believes everything and is constantly looking for the next great thing for all of us, everywhere.
Maren: Mommy, I want that.
Me: Of course you do.
Maren: What do you mean?
Me: I mean, you want everything on TV. Regardless of whether or not you need it.
Maren: But I do, I do need it. For outside my door. Then, when I get up in the middle of the night, I can see to get in your bed.
Me: Wait. What? I wasn't paying attention. What is this thing you need?
Maren: It's a light that comes on when you move.
Me: A motion detector. For in the house?
Maren: Well, they had it on a garage and by a front door and stuff, but I want to put it in the hallway.
Maren: Can we go to Disney World again?
Me: Yes, but not this year.
Brynna: Can we go somewhere this year?
Me: I'd like to, but we'll just have to see. Where would you guys like to go?
Maren confused: Um... Disney World?
Me: Yes, but where else?
Brynna also confused: Disneyland?
Me: Someplace not Disney.
Brynna: Oh. China.
Me: Somewhere domestic. In this country.
Brynna: Um... Chinatown?
Me: You know what, how about I come back with options?