When my daughter was two and she found out she couldn't marry her brother, she was devastated.
JORDAN: But I love Joshy. Why can't I marry him when I grow up?
ME: Well, you just can't marry someone who is in your family.
JORDAN: But why not?
ME: Um, uh... (Think fast. Can't start talking about six-fingered kids here). Sweetie, it's just against the law. I'll explain when you are older.
Joshy didn't come to this realization till he was three. (Boys are slower with everything) He was equally crushed. I can't marry Jordan? He bawled his little eyes out.
That was six months ago. This morning we had this conversation in bed.
JOSH: Mommy, who is your boyfriend?
ME: My boyfriend? Um, I guess that would be ... your daddy.
JOSH: Daddy can't be your boyfriend.
ME: Why not?
JOSH: He's in the same family.
Oh boy. Thank goodness pancakes are always in season.