Cookie, seeing Mommy and Daddy pack: I need to pack toys for vacation.
Me: No, Cookie, we don’t take toys on vacation.
Cookie: Oh, yeah. Grandma and Grandpa have toys at their house.
Me: No, Cookie, we’re going to Korea to visit Halmoni*, not Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Florida.
Cookie: Oh ok. We can buy new toys in Korea. They’re cheaper there.
Five thoughts ran through my brain:
A. Yep, that’s true, but where did you learn that?
B. Yep, you’re spoiled. I need to teach you a little bit about expecting toys from everywhere we go.
C. Yep, that’s true, but where?
D. It’s a long plane ride, so you probably should pack some toys.**
E. Yep, that’s true, but?
* Korean for “grandmother.”
** Future omniscient dad note: you ended up packing a few toys and played with none of them.