Susannah left Sunday School with some kind of white paper craft. I saw markery scribbles and stickers but had no idea what it was. In the car:
Me: Susannah, what did you make today?
S: It’sa emma-lote.
Me: Oh, that’s a nice envelope! What are you going to do with it?
S: I’m gonna put monies in my emma-lote.
S: Yep, I’m gonna ask Daddy for monies. And put the pennies in the emma-lote. And say a prayer to give the emma-lote to God.
Me: Oh, you’re going to give the money to God? That’s wonderful, when we give our money to God.
S: Yes. I give the pennies to God. But not to Jesus. He’s dead.
Jonas was raving about some object – I truly have no idea what he was talking about at the start of this conversation, but then he said:
J: …And it’s orange! I love orange! Orange is my favorite color.
Me: Really?! I thought green was your favorite color.
J: [peers at me over his glasses] No, mom. Orange is my favorite. Green is my malainus color.
Me. …. “malainus”? What is malainus?
J: You know. Like my toys that don’t go with any other toys. Mah-lain-us.
Me: Um. Miscellaneous?
J: That’s what I said. Green is my miscellaneous color.