While we were listening to NPR this morning, Lydia said, “Mom, why can’t we move to that other country in the United States?”

“You mean the other country in North America? Canada?”

“Yeah, Canada! Why can’t we move to Canada while Donald Trump is our president?”

I laughed and then explained why it would be logistically difficult to pull of such a move. But I was so amused that Lydia should independently think up the de facto escape fantasy of all other Americans who are less-than-pleased with our current political landscape.

Another Lydiaism: When we were returning from Colorado, Lydia piped up and said, “I keep all of our trips in a treasure box in my mind.” That melted my heart.

Good thing we are going on another trip tomorrow. Bad thing that I haven’t even had the energy to pack.