"Momma, guess WHAT?!"
"I'm gonna marry you!"
(A VERY brief Oedipal scenario plays in my head...Had he already killed his father??)
"You're going to marry me?? How will you do that?"
"Well, I already know how to marry. First, we kiss, next we hold hands, an' then we SPIN AROUND!"
That explains it, I thought. I had it all wrong from the beginning.