Big has been nagging me this morning to take him to Japan. Apparently an excavator he really wants is manufactured there.
Big: "Mom. We need to go to Japan so I can get that excavator. Will it take us a long time to drive there?"
Bud: "You can't drive there, Big. Japan is waaay across the Pacific Ocean." (It's so nice having a 5 year old who knows geography)
Big: "Well, then, we'll just have to take Grandpa's boat. It might sink, but I'm willing to risk it."
If you could have seen how close his Grandpa's boat was to sinking when they took it up on the reservoir, the thought of Big attempting to sail it to Japan would alarm you. Big, however, seems to think that getting a good excavator for his construction business is worth taking the chance.