Actual dinnertime conversation, or "How to freak out the kids"
Scene: Dinner table - The Circus family, plus Grandma, Grandpa Choo-Choo and the fabulous Aunt A.J.
Menu: Chicken strips, corn, soup, oyster crackers and some other stuff.
Me: Buddy, do you want some of these little baby crackers?
Buddy: Yeth, pleathe.
Sweet Pea: Oh, me too!
Aunt A.J.: You know, they're made of babies...
Kids: *blank open-mouthed, disbelieving stares*
It's really kind of difficult to reassure children that baby crackers are not made of babies while you're laughing...
There's a reason we don't see Aunt A.J. that often... *
* And, actually, that reason has everything to do with her hectic schedule and hardly anything at all to do with the things she says to the kids.