At the dinner table.
B — Look at that old banana. It’s all brown and freckly. Gross.
R — Why is the stem all brown and skinny?
B — That is a good question!
R — I would never separate a banana from the bunch unless I was going to eat it.
Mom — Why not?
R — Because they need nutrients. There are nutrients in the stem for them!
B — But the stem on the old “overriped” banana is dead. It looks like a wick.
R — A wick? What’s a wick?
B — It’s the thing you light on a bomb to explode it.
Mom — Or on a candle, to make light.
R — That’s what it’s called?
Mom — Yes.
R — You know almost everything, B.
Mom — You are both very smart.
R — You know why I can’t “renember” a lot of stuff, B? Because I like to dream!