OMG. THIS makes having a child worthwhile.. completely. The following conversation really took place today... no names or numbers have been changed.
Son: Mommy, what are you going to be when you grow up?
Me: Well, I already am a grown up and I love the job I have.
Son: No, you're not grown up yet!!
Me: I'm not?? How old do I have to be in order to be grown up?
Son: 17 years old!
Me: And you don't think I'm 17 yet?
Me: I love you. How old do you think I am really then?
Son: You're just 16, Mommy. But I think when I'm 17, I'll be an astronaut. And when you turn 17 you can join me and we'll both wear astronaut space suits and make lots of money.
Me: **laughing a bit hysterically by now**
Son: What... don't you like that plan?
Me: It's an awesome plan, Baby... an awesome plan.