Actual morning conversation with Owen:

Sometime between 6:15 and 6:30 Owen wakes up and calls to me from his room across the hall.

Owen: Mommy, Mommy

Me: mmmmmm?

Owen: I’m sorry I didn’t sing you a lullaby last night

Me: thas okayyy Owen

He trots across the hall and crawls into bed with me.

Owen: Tomorrow is Halloween

Me: Nooo, TODAY is Halloween

Owen’s mouth becomes an O of astonishment

Owen: I love you Mommy. You’re the best mommy in the whole world.

Me: thank you Owen, you’re the best Owen in the whole world

Owen: Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to go to work or take Grandpa to church and we could just stay here in bed?

Me: mmmhmmmm, it would be nice

Owen: I love Santa Mom. He’s the nicest guy in the whole North Pole

Me: mmmhmmm

Owen: He brings us SO many toys

Owen: Wouldn’t it be nice if we had robots to do things for us? They could drive us places and fix us food and turn on the tv and watch cartoons

Me: You want the robots to watch cartoons for you?

Owen: yes

Owen: I’m going downstairs now Mom

Me: okayyyyy

He wraps his hot burning blanket around himself and happily trots downstairs.