Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

February 15, 2004

Georgia on marriage

Here's an compilation of the conversations Georgia and I have had about marriage lately.

Georgia: Girls are nicer.

Bahiyyih: What about boys?

Georgia: Boys are sillier.

Bahiyyih: Is that a good thing?

Georgia: Silly is good. William is silly. (a boy in her preschool class)


Georgia: Mom, Husayn and Suzanne met each other at school and they loved each other so they got married. Liza and Brent met each other at work and they loved each other so they got married. I'm going to marry William.

Bahiyyih: Oh yeah?

Georgia: Yeah, he's the silliest.

Maya: Aung! (meaning- ME!)

Georgia: No, you can't marry William. Only I can.

Bahiyyih: Well she could marry David.

Georgia: No, David's already married. But she could marry Devyn. Maya, you can marry Devyn!

Bahiyyih: No, Devyn's already related to her. He's her cousin. You can't marry your cousin. I meant David from your school.

Georgia: Oh yeah. Maya you can marry David, and I'll marry William. Mom, I'm going to have children when I'm married. I don't want to be a teacher. I'll just have children.

Bahiyyih: You can have children and be a teacher too.

Georgia: Oh.

So it's all figured out. At least for today. If Suzayn or Briza want to tell Georgia you're real 'how we met' stories, she would love it to add to her repertoire.

Posted by Bahiyyih at February 15, 2004 04:19 PM

Excellent! Great story/dialogue. And I love how Aung jumped in there!

Posted by: Husayn at February 16, 2004 11:46 AM

Georgia is so astute! I'm glad she's worked it all out! Maybe she could go into the counselling business - sort of like Lucy's Psychiatric booth from Peanuts. Only better.


Posted by: lizzy at February 17, 2004 09:26 AM

I love Georgia and Mayas simplistic version of marriage. Isnt it wonderful to be young?

Posted by: Patty at February 19, 2004 07:02 PM