So today my son and I had a long chat about his birthday next week. There was some slight disagreement over what consistutes a "good" birthday present. When we were through, I went in my room for a nap, still acting undecided if I really wanted to spend as much as he was hoping I would.
I'm all tucked up in my bed, my blankies high up and I hear Maxi using this deep, serious voice with the lilt of a laugh in it.
"Mary-Ellen," he says "this is the voice of God" *giggle giggle* "Buy Maxi ---" Too much giggling drowned out his words and I heard him go back into the hallway muttering "Oh cr@p!"
"Yes, Lord?" I reply.
There is a pause for about a minute "Mary-Ellen, where we left off...." but he is still giggling too much to get the entire sentence said, and back into the hallway he dashes again.
Finally I hear "BUY MAXI a Ninetendo DS and I will be very happy with you!" Then more giggles, but muffled this time and then "You may see my back" and I sit up to see my son from behind wrapped in his favorite red blankie Nana made him and it is pulled up over his head.
"Lord! I didn't know you wear a red robe! Cool!" and there is a final burst of giggles as he dashes out my door.
Later when I got up from my nap he tried to play it straight. He asked, all Mr. Innocent "So, Mommy, did anything interesting happen when you were sleeping? I was in the bathroom and heard voices!"
"yup. I got a visit from God wearing a red robe telling me what to buy you for your birthday!"
"So are you going to get it -- whatever it is?"
"Sure. If God also provides the cash to do so!"
Soon after I heard him shaking his piggybank and I could tell he was wondering if there was enough inside to contribute to the cause of his DS -- which, by the way, I've been planning to get him since July BUT HE DOESN'T KNOW THAT!!
Merme *having audio visions at naptime*