At the kitchen table, talking to Jack about some big changes coming soon to our family…
Me: "So, Daddy is going back to school. And I need to take a phone call about it at 8:30, okay?"
Jack: "Daddy is going to school?"
"Yes, to become a teacher. There's some chance he could even be your teacher someday because he wants to teach children who are around your age."
"Around, like some are 3 and 4 and 5?"
"Well, you have to be at least 5 to be in elementary school. Um, so, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, I think."
"Well, I don't know anyone who has ever lived that long."
"Oh, yes. I forgot about him. He's been around a long time."
"And his reindeer. I don't know what it is about that weird Santa and his weird reindeer. They have been around forever."