…The day when Zuri would finally ask if we are keeping baby Remi forever. But I didn’t think it would go down like this:
I finally get Remi down for her nap and go in the living room where Zu is watching Flubber (remember Flubber? ha ha). I turn down the TV and remind Zuri to stay quiet-ish while her sister sleeps….This is what comes out next:
Zuri: Mom, you know, its time for Remi to go away.
Me: Go away? where? Why?
Zuri: She needs to go to Nica wa wa (Nicaragua) where thems people have nothing.
Me: (trying to hide my laughter) What?! Why in Nicaragua?
Zuri: Thems have NO good food. NO water…NO baby REMI’S! ….My dad told me. They need her.
Me: Zuri, we cant send her there. She’s in our family for forever and ever.
Zuri: For forrrrreverrrrr? awwwwwwwwww. (complete jibberish……then…) but I can’t NEVER hear my shows! YOU ALWAYS have to be feeding HERS in the BACKROOM! ITs time mom! ITS TIME!
Me: awe….well shes just a baby and when she grows bigger, she’ll be your best friend. I swear! Our baby is sooo sweet and were never giving her away, ok?
Zuri: (exploding into rage) WELL THEN, IM TELLING JESUS CHRIST TO TURN ME INTO BABY REMI!
Me: (in shock…I have no clue how to respond, because I was clearly not expecting her to take this angle.)
Zuri: cont….He’ll do it! I just have to say a prayer to Jesus Christ!
Me: No….dont ask him….I’ll be soooo sad. I need my ZuZu lady AND my baby Remi OK?
Zuri: oooookay, well……can you turn up the TV?
And that, folks, is where it ended. She hasn’t brought it up since.
But they really do love each other, promise.