HQ: 4 years 11 months old
HQ and QQ were playing while waiting for me to finish brushing my teeth and later join them for bed. I could hear them giggling away at some silly jokes and I smiled to myself. Nothing sounds better than kids giggling and laughing :-).
As I neared them, HQ surprised me by saying:
HQ: Mama, if I am a(an) orphan and you bring me back to your home to take care of me, then me and meimei will not be real brother and sister. When we grow up, we can marry each other!
I gaped. After collecting myself, I responded:
Mama: But you and meimei are REAL brother and sister. When you grow up, you will meet a lot of other nice girls, and you can marry one of them.
HQ: Hahaha... I said "if" only. I think meimei is the most nice girl in the whole wide world... If I am not her brother, I will marry her...
Now where did he get that idea that an orphan can marry his stepsister? I'm sometimes really surprised at how ideas churn in that little head of his. Aside that, I think that's the sweetest thing I've ever heard :'). Eventhough there were times where he snatches things and screams at his meimei, this was another one of the moments where I feel that he truly loves his meimei to bits :-).
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