This is a story the boys’ mom relayed to me just now:
Recently, the boys have been discussing the concept of adoption. They have books about it, and a movie they’ve recently become a bit obsessed with (Stuart Little) has adoption as a heavy theme.
In discussions with mommy this morning, Reid and Ollie were asking about adopted people. They both are adopted. Their uncle Kyle is adopted. I am adopted. So, naturally, they asked if their mommy was adopted. She replied that, no, she was not.
A few minutes later, Reid comes up with the following remarkably astute deduction: “Mommy: you’re not adopted because you’re a girl.”