Conversation with Sarah while making toffee bars.
S: I'm going to keep this recipe so my kids and I can make them right here in this kitchen! There aren't really enough rooms in this house for all my kids, so they'll have to share bedrooms.
M: What? Aren't you going to have your own house?
S: No, I like this one.
M: Well, you're always welcome here. It's your house too. But do you think your husband will like living with his in-laws?
S: He'll be living here with me and the kids, of course!
M: Where are your dad and I going to be?
S: You'll be here!
M: Which takes me back to my question...what if your husband doesn't want to live with his in-laws?
S: Mom. He won't be living with in-laws. He'll be living here with us!
M: Yes, but Daddy and I will be his in-laws.
S: Oooooohhhhhhh. Well he won't mind.
M: How many kids are you having?
S: Three girls and a boy.
M: What are the sleeping arrangements?
S: Two girls will be in my old room. And we'll have to paint half of Noah's room. He won't mind.
M: He's still here too?
S: Oh no. He moved out long ago.
M: I see. So why are you painting half of his old room?
S: Half will have to be pink, because one of the girls will be in there.
M: Where are you and your in-law-loving husband going to sleep?
S: In your old room, of course!
M: You're sleeping with us?!
S: No, Mom. You and Daddy are in the basement.
M: What?! You're kicking us out of our own bed and relegating us to the basement? We can't even make it up and down the stairs at our age!
S: Oh, all right. I guess my husband and I can move next door when the Tuckers move out.
M: Yes, that's a good idea. Maybe we could even build a skywalk between the houses so we can get to each other's houses without having to go outside.
S: We could hang a clothesline from our window to yours and send each other notes and goodies!