Noah and I were having a conversation this morning about our neighbor who's moving away. They have a boy who is almost exactly Noah's age and they have grown up together.
Noah asked me this morning if B was completely moved yet. I told him that no, his family is probably going to finish moving this weekend and they could probably play together this weekend for the last time. I have told him that they could write to each other and Lansing is only an hour away so we could even go visit at some point. His mom and I have even talked about a possible sleep over over Christmas vacation.
But this morning in the car while we were talking about it, Noah came up with a new solution.
And this solution solved TWO problems in his mind.
"Mommy, why don't we just get enough helium balloons and lift our house into the air like the movie Up. Then we can go to see B in Lansing AND they can't find us and we won't have to make the house payment anymore."
Putting aside that an eight year old shouldn't be worrying about our house payment and has apparently heard us talk about our current situation a little too often, I still thought it was a funny and creative solution in his mind.