It’s bedtime, and I have just turned out the lights, turned on the CD of lullabies that Noah has listened to every night for three years straight (God help me!) and we have had our “cuddles”.
I tell him its time to go to sleep…
Noah: Mom, before you go, what’s Clausing Caws?
Noah: What’s..umm… Clausing Caws?
Mama: Uh, I’m not sure what you are trying to say. Where did you hear it?
Noah: On the TV.
Mama: Uh-huh. And what else did they say?
Noah: That there aren’t any.
Mama: There aren’t any… what?
Noah: Ummm… Clow-sing Koes?
Mama: There aren’t any Clow-sing Koes?
Mama: Closing Costs???
Noah: Yeah! Closing Costs! Mom, what are Closing Costs?
Mama: Oh, Honey, that is money you have to pay sometimes, when you are buying a house. A little extra money. Remember we talked about “nickled and dimed”??
Noah: Yeah. Okay.
Mama: Yeah, baby?
Noah: What’s Tydalan Ezgofeez?
Mama: Title and Escrow Fees???
Noah: Yeah, what’s that?
Mama: Just more money you have to pay when buying a house. Some people like to call it “adding insult to injury”.
Mama: Nothin’, Honey.
Noah: But if you do that, Mom, you know, you end up with more money in your pocket! The guy said so. So, you should do that.
Mama: Okay, Sweetie. I will keep that in mind. Goodnight!
Noah: ‘night, Mom.