Vicbowin: Mom, what's this?
Me: It's a spear your grandma brought home from Africa for your dad.
Vicbowin: Why did she bring it home for him? Because he likes war?
Isn't It Obvious
Me: Did you eat the cake?
Me (teasing): Your brothers say you did.
Vicbowin (serious): Still didn't.
Using Their Vocabulary
Iyawin: That's a home.
Albowin: No, it's a kingdom.
Iyawin: No, it's a shortcut!
Albowin: Mom, why do grown-ups have such big beds?
Me (sleepily): Because more than one grown up sleeps in them. . . and sometimes a few kids too.
Those Short People
Albowin: Mom what if the dad was 30 and the mom was 20 and then the mom died!?
Me: Well, the dad would need to take care of the kids and would probably get married again.
Albowin: So Dad could marry Melissa or Elizabeth--she's pretty little but he could still marry her.
Going Against Expectation
Vicbowin: Mom when you get married do you have to do the sex thing?