Eldest son, E: "Baba, on October it's going to be Halloween and I'm going to be a knight and [little brother] is going to be a prince and [baby sister] is going to be a princess and you're going to be the king and mommy is going to be a pumpkin."
Me (flabbergasted): "A pumpkin!?! Why do I have to be a pumpkin?!?"
Hubby: "Yeah, why is mommy a pumpkin? Why can't she be the queen?"
E: "Oh... Well... then she can be a ladybug."
Me: "A ladybug? Where do you get these ideas?"
E (explaining slowly as if to a small child): "I'm... the... knight... Baba... is... the... king... And... you... can... be... a... ladybug."
Royal family history - A summary of ascension and overthrow
- Meteoric rise from "nothing" to "ahh.. ok... queen"
- Fall from grace to "pumpkin"
- Slight redemption to "ladybug"