Noah: "Mom, would you rather spend the rest of your life at the beach with some friends or be home with your family for the rest of your life?"
Me: "Though I love the beach...I'd miss my family...eventually. I'd stay with family."
Noah: "Do you know what I would choose?"
Me: "Of course! You'd pick family."
Noah: "No, I'd pick my friends."
Noah: "Yeah, but I'd have a phone. I could just call you when I wanted. I know your number."
(And to think -- once I had his number...My kid is growing up!)