“Daddy, how big is the biggest shark in the world?” My Five Year Old asked.
“Sharks can get really big.” I answered.
“Bigger than your car?” she asked.
“There are sharks that are bigger than a school bus.” I answered.
“Wow!” she said, “How many children would fit in it?”
“What?” I asked.
“How many children would fit in the shark that’s bigger than a school bus?” she asked.
“I have no idea sweetie. I don’t know if anyone’s ever measured a shark that way before.”
“Daddy, I’m too tired to do homework tonight.”
“Well okay,” I replied, “you know what the rule is. You can always say you are too tired to do anything else tonight, but that means we go straight to bed and turn out the lights with no reading.”
“But Daddy, if I don’t do my homework I’ll get an N with a circle around it, and you know what that stands for.
“What does that stand for?”
“N is for naughty. An N with a circle around it is short for naughty, so I can’t get an N with a circle around it.”
“N doesn’t stand for naughty sweetie, it stands for Not Complete.”
“Oh, I thought it stood for naughty.”