Me: "How is it all of your clothes are so dirty with holes in the knees?"
Natalie: "Oh! That's because I crawl around on the blacktop. We play cheetahs at recess."
Me: Sigh...Can you still play it without crawling on the ground?"
Natalie: "I know! I could put my coat on the ground and crawl on top of that!"
Me: "Nat, your coat...it's filthy."
Natalie: "That's because we use it as a nest...my friends do it, too."
Me: "But then when you put your coat back on it's caked with dirt."
Natalie: "Mom, but I love nature and dirt is definitely involved in it."