JB was at my house yesterday and we had a little chat. As a six-year-old, she is doing her best to figure out the world and her place in it and all the anomalies that pop up in her life. I am an anomaly. I'm an adult, I'm out of college and I'm not married. Most of the other adults around her are married and have kids. I could tell her head was spinning with these realities as she came out with this particular gem the other day.
She was playing toys with her little brother and her cousin in my little living room/kitchen while I fixed them a snack. Space is tight so we have to maneuver around each other sometimes. JB seemed to be considering this issue when she spouted out this thought.
JB: When you grow up and get big and never get married, you get to move into a tiny little apartment, not a house.
Me: Well, no, you could buy a house. I want to buy a house some day and then you will have lots more room to play when you come over.
JB: Why don't you buy a house now?
Me: (sputtering just a bit) I'm not ready.
JB: Lots of people get married and buy house.
Me: Yes, but not all people.
JB: Why don't you just get married?
Yes, why don't I?