(Upon realizing Baylor's tooth was suddenly very loose ...)
Me: Baylor, are you excited about your loose tooth?
Baylor: Oh yeah!
Me: Yeah? Are you going to write a note to the tooth fairy when you lose your tooth?
Baylor: Yes. I am going to write to her and ask her for a Tootsie Roll and a dime. (pauses) But I'll bet you she just gives me the dime. So I can go buy a Tootsie Roll. Then I'd have both!
Me: Baylor, have you started typing yet?
Baylor: Oh yeah, I do typing at school!
Me: I mean with your fingers in the right places. You don't do that yet, do you?
Baylor: Oh, no.
Me: I didn't think so. Your hands aren't big enough for that yet. You'll probably do that in ... well, I did that in ... hmm, well that might not be indicative of when you'll start actual typing. I don't think we had computers at our school until I was in fourth grade.
Baylor: (staring at me in disbelief) What?
Me: We didn't have computers at our school until I was in about fourth grade. They just weren't around much until then.
Baylor: Did you have electricity?!
Me: Yes, we had electricity. Thanks.
Baylor: (after thinking for a moment) Was electricity discovered when you were born?
Me: Yes, thanks, honey.
(While we were on our way to pick Baylor up from school ...)
Amalia: Mommy, did you know that some people are in danger from wolves?
Me: Did you say "wolves"?
Amalia: Yes, wolves.
Me: Well, I suppose. What exactly do you mean?
Amalia: Well, it depends on what kind of house you live in. Wolves like to blow things down. Good thing we live in a brick house!
(While they were playing in the basement ...)
Amalia: (with the enthusiasm of an aerobics instructor) Baylor! Let's get our wiggles out, okay?!
(While they were playing Spartanopoly ... yes, Spartanopoly ...)
Baylor: (visibly upset) If Mollie wins, I will be covered in tears. (still upset, but trying not to be) Tears of joy.
(After putting the outriggers on his Raingutter Regatta boat ...)
Baylor: Mom! I learned how to screw ... with wood!