Some random comments from the boys when Paul and I announced that we were taking everyone to Italy:
Ethan: Are there roller coasters there?
Ethan: Is there a waterpark?
Me: Ahhh.... no.
Ethan: Will our hotel have a pool?
Ethan: Well WHAT the heck are we going to DO there?
Zayd: Uh... I don't know how I feel about going somewhere where everything is in a different language.
Me: It will be cool! We'll learn some Italian and there will be people who speak English.
Zayd: We won't learn enough Italian.
Me: We'll learn enough to get by. Between that and acting things out, we will be fine.
Zayd: But EVERYTHING will be in Italian. Even the menus!
Me: Think of it as an adventure.
Zayd: I hate adventures.
Evan: But we have to fly over the ocean.
Me: Yes. We can't get around that.
Evan: I don't know if I like that.
Me: Well... if you want to go to Italy you'll need to fly over the ocean. We aren't taking a ship.
Evan: It kinda creeps me out. Just out there with nothing but ocean. I mean - what if we crash.
Me: Well, think of it this way - if we crash into the ocean, it will be a lot softer than if we crash into the ground.
Evan: Thanks mom. That helps.
Zach: Huh. Cool.
Zach: I'm going over to Jake's house now, k?