Scorch has nails like a pregnant woman- they grow long very quickly. Which means I cut them often (side note: at what age do kids start to cut their own nails?). While I was cutting them, Scorch was joking that he wanted to keep all the clippings and save them so he could pass them along to his son.
I told him that if he saved all his clipping I could promise him that he would never, ever get married and sire that son.
He thought about that for a minute and then yelled for the Bean. “If you weren’t related to me and we were dating and you found out that I had all my nail clippings from the time I was 9, would you immediately dump me?”
She paused for a second and shot back, “Nope, I’d find you interesting as long as you don’t mind that I kept all the hair that fell out of my head since I was 7.”
You guys, if my kids end up as childless unmarried hoarders, we’ll be able to trace it back to this conversation.