Me: *hollering* why do i hear yammering?! go to bed!
Alex: i was telling henry about my elusive dream.
Me: your what? you guys need to be sleeping.
Alex: my elusive dream. you know, when you can control your dream.
Me: LUCID dream. you mean lucid dream. l-u-c-i-d. elusive is when something is hard to find.
Alex: oh. i thought it was elusive. lucid. you know what it is? you've had one?
Me: yes. they're pretty sweet. now, go to bed!
Alex: i'm going to have a mental picture of a *bionicle, and when i see one in my dream, i will know i'm having a dream and then i can control the dream.
Me: ok, but go to bed!
Henry: i had a lucid dream once where i was floating above the ground facing down but then i fell.
Me: Umm, ok. love you guys.
Alex: (bionicle, bionicle)
it is exchanges such as this that keeps me from murderlizing them.
they are also adorable when they sleep.
especially when alex talks nonsense when i take his glasses and henry snores and sleeps with his eyes open. they are going to make two lucky girls very happy.
*see comments below for the definition