Last night for Family Home Evening, we took the kids down to the museum to see the big nativity and gingerbread house exhibit.
The kids were having a ball, at first. But by the time we made it up to the upper level, they were getting a little antsy, especially since they knew the children's playroom was on that floor. So they zoomed through the displays and then off to the playroom.
As the kids were running around, having fun, a museum worker, an older man, watched them for a while, smiling.
Finally, he turned to me and said, "That's quite a family you got there."
I, of course, smiled and replied that they were indeed busy, but fun.
After a brief pause, he turned to me, put his hand to his mouth as though he were passing on a great secret and asked, "How are you going to send them all to college?"
I didn't think it was any of his business. At any rate, I just smiled and replied, "We start saving now."
Not the most brilliant comeback but it was all I could think of to say in the moment.