Here's another glimpse into life with my quirky kids. And again, this exchange happened during a car ride (I actually pulled over so I could type some notes into my iPhone, so I wouldn't forget this!).
The whole thing began with Care Bears. Morgan wanted to know my favorite one, and since I know nothing about Care Bears, I told her I supposed I liked the green one (green is my favorite color). She went on to declare her favorite one ("the purple one"--no, we don't know their names, which should tell you something about how non-important Care Bears are to our daily existence).
Ryan asked if there's a red Care Bear. Morgan and I didn't think so.
So then Ryan said, "Well, then I don't like Care Bears, since they don't have red ones. That breaks my religion."
Me: "What religion is that?"
Ryan, pontificating with much pomposity: "Well, MY religion is when I boss people around and watch army movies and play video games."
While I was digesting this gem, he continued: "And occasionally play with my friends."
And then, in a lower voice directed at the back seat only (Morgan): "And spend Mom's money."
And THEN: "And take a thousand classes and be the smartest person in the world."
What this has to do with the non-existence of Red Care Bears, I am sure I don't know. But I found what he said to be very revealing--he really knows himself very well!