I was emphasizing the importance of eating "like a lady" at dinner tonight: showing the girls how to hold their fork, slow down, and take smaller bites.
"Toby," Hannah said, "you don't have to eat nice 'cause you're just a boy!"
"Yeah," Emma added, "you gu a boy!"
"Oh, don't say that," I countered, "boys are very important. Can you imagine what our lives would be like without boys? We'd have no daddies or grandpas, and that would be sad wouldn't it?"
"Well," Hannah conceded, "With no daddies or grandpas there wouldn't be any of us. I guess you have to have boys to have girls."