|The kid's first trip to NYC. Apparently, making rabbit|
ears in photos makes Times Square more fun!
We've had a blast spending the past couple of weeks in NY and NJ, visiting family and friends (we head home tomorrow). The last few days, we've been staying with S&B at their new house near Seton Hall University.
Today, the kids and I were walking past the university on our way back from a local park. Josh asked what a university was and I tried to explain (something about where the big kids go after high school because they want to learn more and try to get "better" jobs; to give him a frame of reference for age, I said his cousin, L, was going to a university in September).
J: Mom, I'm going to go to university so I can open a coconut shop for you! (Josh knows I love coconuts.)
Y: Wow! That sounds so awesome! What would you sell? Just coconuts?
J: No, I'd sell things like coconut cake, coconut cupcakes, coconut ice cream, coconut milk...stuff like that.
Y: Yum! If you open a coconut shop, I'd like to work there.
J: (lots of hesitation) Well, ummm...I'm going to have younger people working there.
Y: Oh, you mean like L's age?
J: (more hesitation) Well, ummm...not really. (pause) Mom, you know when you work in the shop you can't eat the food?
Y: (Now I get it!) If someone works there and pays for their food, can't they eat it? And would you give them a discount because they work there?
J: (giggles) I guess, and I'd pay them too!
Ha. It's a relief to know that he plans on paying them and, fwiw, I neglected to mention that he doesn't really need to go to university to open a coconut shop :-P