lately pete has been working from home on thursday and every morning jane asks where dad is. thursday is also the night there is an elder's meeting at our church which plays into the conversation a bit. so thursday's conversation went this way:
jane: where's dad?
mom: well, he's at work but today he went on an airplane to work
j: an airplane?
m: yes, for a meeting
j: with pastor terry?
m: no, with people from black diamond
m: he went to san fransico, it's a city in california
j: to see uncle craig?
m: no, it's not near uncle craig, but uncle craig does live in california, just not san fransico
j: i go see dad?
m: you can see him later tonight when he comes home
so that's what she knows. she knows that usually when i tell her, "dad is at a meeting" it means he is at church with pastor terry for elder's meeting. and when i mention california we are usually talking about where uncle craig lives in pasadena. so my baby girl is so smart but still has so far to go and I look forward to helping her learn as much as i can.
the next time you see jane, ask her what country she lives in. we are starting to work on memorizing where we live and it is so cute to hear her say, "united states of america"