I was enjoying some one on one time with Mxyl while driving him to a dentist appointment.
Me: So, Mxyl, if you had a house, what color would you like it to be?
Mxyl: (long silence)
Me (trying again): So, Mxyl, if you had a car, what color would you like it to be?
Mxyl: I'd like to have an exotic life.
Mxyl: Yes, I 'd like an exotic life. I'd like my house to be striped and my car to be plaid.
Me (recovering with difficulty): Would the stripes be horizontal or vertical?
Mxyl (airily): Oh, diagonal, definitely. And I'd put a bumper sticker on my car that said, "My house is striped!"
Me: If you ever take me to your house, just blindfold me, OK?
Mxyl: Sure, Mom. I think I'll have an exotic life.