Baylor: Mommy, when you buy the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ... (whispering) ... make sure you use a gift card.
(Sorry, honey, I couldn't resist!)
Me: (pointing at a dish towel) Ugh, that stinks!
Me: Ugh, smell it!
Bryson: The coffee?
Me: No! The towel. The towel stinks.
Bryson: (sniffs it) It smells like cleaner.
Me: Ugh, it smells like a wet dog to me.
Bryson: Oh, I can see that.
Bryson: Baylor, what are the planets named after?
Baylor: I don't know.
Bryson: I think you do, buddy. Think about it ... what are the planets named after?
Baylor: I'll give you a hint.
Bryson: (smiling) Okay, give me a hint.
Baylor: Born on the 25th.
Me: (joking) Aunt Christine?
Baylor: (smiling) No.
Bryson: Oh, buddy, the planets aren't named after Jesus.
Me: Bryson, are you sure? (pause) I'm going upstairs to get the book.
(We sat for a while and went through all the planets, we talked all about who the planets were named after. Then Bryson went upstairs for a bit, and Baylor and I talked. I was still wondering, though.)
Me: Baylor, why did you think the planets were named after Jesus?
Baylor: Because they were.
Me: But who were they really named after?
Baylor: (looking at me like I was nuts) Jesus.
Me: (after thinking for a minute) Wait, Baylor, do you think Jesus is God?
(Then we had a brief theological discussion that ended quite short of a full explanation when he got sidetracked on his favorite page: the space shuttle.)
Baylor: Mommy, have you ever heard of the Ferarri GINA F430 Roadster?
Me: No, I don't think I have.
Baylor: Oh, well, it's a pretty cool car. Want to buy it?
Me: How much is it?
Baylor: (after thinking for a moment) It's free!
Me: Really?! Oh, well then sure, I'd love to buy it.
Baylor: Don't pay any money!
Me: I won't.
Baylor: Actually, it costs $15 million.
Me: Whoa, that's a lot of money.
Baylor: (thinking he's going up in price) Actually, it costs $1.15 million.
Me: Wow, that's still a lot of money.
Baylor: Actually, it costs $1.15 zillion!
Me: Yikes! I don't have that much money.
Baylor: That's okay. When you buy it, just use your credit card.