Recent conversation with the Hatchling:
The Hatchling: Mama, I want some CAKE.
Me: We don’t have any cake, honey.
The Hatchling: But I want SOME CAKE.
Me: Honey, you only want some cake because you just saw it on Sesame Street. And we don’t have any!
The Hatchling: But I NEEEEEED some CAKE! Can you get me some cake?
Me: Well, I need a million dollars. Can you get me a million dollars?
The Hatchling: TEN million dollars.
Me: Sure, that would be even better! Can you get me TEN million dollars?
The Hatchling (walking up to me, putting her hand on my shoulder, and looking at me solemnly): Now, Mama. Do you really think that’s a good idea?