I'm sitting at Danny's laptop with my back to the boys who are watching Pookie take his turn on The World of Goo at the "school computer", while I'm reading my friend's post about external links opening in a new window, when I hear the following conversation between my 3 1/2 year old and my 5 year old:
Hammy: Why the babies (twins-- who happen to still be in their highchairs from breakfast) are sleeping?
Bun: They are little guys who need lots of sleep to grow.
Hammy: To grow up?
Bun: Yes, babies need to sleep more than us to grow tall.
Hammy: And Daddy sleeps too. (he is sleeping off a sinus infection right now)
Hammy: Daddy sleeps to grow taller too?
Bun: No, we grow more taller, Daddy grows more this way (hands out at sides spreading out wider), and Mommy grows . . . *hesitant pause*. . . more beautiful every day!