After communion last Sunday I was kneeling next to Martin "negotiating" some prayers. I noticed him looking at the priest so I asked, "Would you want to be a priest?"
"No." Martin promptly replied.
"What do you want to be?" I asked, surprised by the firmness of his answer.
"4." (He will be 4 years old soon.)
Once I had recovered and whispered this delightful response to Lana, I tried again.
"What about after you're 4? Would you want to be priest then?"
"Yep!" he answered cheerfully.
It's very important to do things in the right order, you know. (I have used this photo previously but it captures Martin's thoughtful mode very well.)