This afternoon as I dressed Ethan in his snow clothes I pulled him close to me and kissed his neck and his head.
"I love you so much that I just want to keep you forever and ever," I told him. "Can I keep you forever?"
"No." he said.
"No! What do you mean,'No'? Aren't you going to stay with me forever?"
"But where are you going to go?"
"I going outside, Mommy."