Hanging out with Nicholas the other night before bed he asked me, “Mommy? How will I find the person I need to marry?”
Me: Well, there are a lot of ways to meet the person you would like to marry.
N: But how will I know they are the right person? Never mind, I think I know.
Me: You do? How?
N: Well, here are the important things…You need to not pick someone who is too old, because you don’t want to lose them too soon.
Me: <in my head> Baby, I’m so sorry you are thinking about losing your spouse when you are five years old…<out loud> Well, being pretty close to the same age can be good.
N: I think you should also look for someone who doesn’t have on a wedding ring.
Me: Good idea.
N: Also? It’s very important to marry someone who likes Mario Bros. because I’m still going to be into video games when I grow up. Just like Daddy is still into video games.
Me: It is important that you like some of the same things that your spouse likes.
N: Maybe the person I marry should have a house with lots of Mario posters too. Like my room.
And that, my friends, is the criteria for the person you should marry. Now you know.