Several months ago, or maybe even a year ago - who knows, time all runs together - Lucas asked Kayla if she wanted them to be neighbors when they grew up.
He brought this up again recently, "Kayla
remember a long time ago I said when we grow up we're going to live
next door to each other? Or we can live in the same house."
Me, "Ahh Lucas that is so sweet."
Lucas, "I said that a long time ago. But it's Kayla choice, whichever one she wants to do. So Kayla, which one do you want? To be neighbors or live in the same house?"
Kayla, "Live in same house."
We were talking about this again when I asked Lucas why he said it was Kayla's choice. He said just because she could chose and he would do whichever one she wanted to do.
We've never talked about Kayla's future living arrangements with, or in front of, Lucas. I don't think it has anything to do with knowing his sister has Down syndrome, I think he just thinks that they are always going to live together, or near each other.
But then this sweet conversation took another turn on the humorous side when Joe and I tried not to laugh (too!) much at Lucas' logic!
Lucas, "Ok so we're going to live together that means we're going to get married."
Kayla, "I don't want to be married!"
Me, "Kayla are you saying you don't want to get married because you want to live with Lucas?"
K, "Yeah. I don't want to be married."
L, "But don't you have to be married to live together?"
M, "Oh, that. Well yes, yes you do. But just not to your sister."
L, "So when we're adults we'll still be brother and sister?"
I have no idea why he thought they weren't going to be brother and sister when they were adults!
The things kids come up with!