If Shaun isn't home and I have to feed the kids, I generally get them set up and eat later when he gets home. I hang out in the kitchen with them though. But since I'm not usually sitting at the table with them, they tend to go running with their own conversation.
Lex started talking about who was in my belly and when. Caly, of course, was fascinated. "We all lived in THERE?" Then Lex talked about how Shaun and I took her and Caly to a baseball game the night before I had Sayer. "So, Sayer was still in your belly!"
Not to be left out, Caly had her own story to contribute. Her face got serious and she started, "Mom. When I was in your belly? You know, when I was a little baby in your belly? Well, when I was in your belly, Daddy took Lexi and Sayer. He took them to outer space."
Wait, um, what?
I decided to go with it. "Oh really? Um, how did they get there?"
"Oh, Mom. They totally borrowed a space ship."
I was having trouble keeping my face as straight as hers was. She was totally serious.
Lex, my literalist, piped up next. I assumed she'd give Caly a bit of a lesson on the finer points of space travel. You know, like how we can't just borrow a spaceship and pop through the stratosphere for a spot o' tea.
"Caaaallllyyy... when you were in Mommy's belly, Sayer totally wasn't born yet."
And that was it.
Caly, "Oh. Well, then he didn't get to go to space."
Either Shaun took Lex on one heck of a trip before Caly was born or Lex has an awesome dreamworld.
These kids. Sheesh.