Leaving the supermarket yesterday afternoon, we passed two @16-year-olds walking in, a boy and a girl.
Jarrah: Mommy! Were they teenagers?
Sam: I think so.
Jarrah: What? What are they doing shopping without their mommy and daddy?
Sam: Well, teenagers do a lot of things without their mommies and daddies. They're almost grown, so even though they live with their mommies and daddies, they do most things on their own. (pause) But they don't know everything. They just think they do. You know how I know that?
Sam: Because I used to be a teenager. Teenagers do all kinds of things because they don't know better. Drive too fast. Um, stay up all night. They die because they don't listen to their mommies and daddies.
Jarrah: (wonderingly) How do they die from staying up all night?
Sam: Well, that was a bad example. But if you stayed up all night and then drove, you could die.
Jarrah: Well, I don't think teenagers know everything.
Sam: That's good.
Jarrah: I think they know half, because they're grownups-in-training.
Sam: That sounds about right. And how about first graders?
Jarrah: We know some.
Sam: A little?
Jarrah: More than a little.
Sam: And how about kindergartners?
Jarrah: No, they know nothing.
Sam: And how about mommies? Do we know everything?
Jarrah: Yes. You're Google.