Alex likes A&W. It's the only fast food he'll tolerate.
Yesterday, as we were driving down the main road near our house, he announced: "Building the A&W."
Me: "There's no A&W here."
Alex: (very insistently) "A&W coming soon."
I look and sure enough, there is a sign in front of a construction site which announces that we are soon to have our very own A&W across from the grocery store.
I began to laugh. I may think Alex isn't paying attention but when he cares about something, nothing slips by him. Since he started obsessing about Bell pay phones a month or so ago, I've discovered there are still tons of them out there.
Alex was not impressed with my laughing: "Stop laughing, Mommy."
Me: "I want to laugh, honey. Isn't it good that there will be an A&W nearby soon?"
Alex: (grumbling) "No laughing."
I zippered my mirth with some difficulty (since I didn't want him to think I was laughing at him, though I'm not sure he understands that concept). I don't know how long it will take them to finish construction, but I know at least one little boy who will follow every step religiously.