So I stop what I'm doing and get down to his eye level. I can sense this is an important conversation and so I wanted him to know he had my undivided attention.
"Well Simon, that is up to the judge. But I can say I'm pretty sure that you will be here next summer. How do you feel about that? Is that okay with you?"
He answered, "Okay. Do you think next summer when I have field trips you can get the chips with the green stuff on them?"
Puzzled I asked,"The sour cream and onion kind?"
"Yeah! Those. Thanks Mom."