My friend Amy told me about a conversation she had recently with her son, who is almost 4.

Amy is pregnant with twins, and her son is taking “orders” from the other kids in day care. David wants a boy, Tanya wants a girl, Michael wants two babies.

Then he said, “You need to have a baby for Abigail’s mommy.”

And she said, “Well, most babies are born in their families. Not always, but most of the time.”

“No, you need to have their baby. Abigail’s mommy can’t have babies,” he said.

“I think Abigail’s mommy should have their baby,” she said.

“She can’t have babies,” he said. “She doesn’t have big boobs like you! She has boobs like me.”