Natalie: "Mom, why can only boys grow a mustache?"
Me: "Well, it all has to do with hormones."
Natalie: "What are hormones?"
Me: "In your body..."
Natalie: "Mom, stop! I'm getting squeamish."
Natalie: "Why do you always take me places?"
Me: "Because I like to spend time with you. Next year you'll be in school all day and we won't get to do fun things like go to the zoo or the science center."
Natalie: "Will you miss me?"
Me: "Of course! I'll be sad."
Natalie: "Aww, Mom. Don't worry. I'll always come back to you. And, when you're old, I'll take care of you. Just promise me you won't ever call me a whippersnapper, ok?"
"These seeds are like babies...they're just baby flowers."