"Mommy, can I please have a snack?"
"Dylan, it's only 8:30, and you've already had breakfast, some peanut butter crackers, and some goldfish. You need to wait a few hours and then you can have a snack."
"But! Mommy! My tummy is growling!"
"That's because you've eaten so much already this morning! Your tummy is digesting your food."
[insert a long confusing discussion of me trying to answer the obvious next question, "What digestion?"]
"But Mommy....remember yesterday, when I went to school?"
"You didn't go to school yesterday."
"Yeah, but remember that one time? That other day? When I went to school? Well, I didn't eat my sandwich that time."
"You didn't? Well, you need to eat your lunch next time."
"BUT MOMMY! I didn't eat my sandwich at school that other time. So I'm still hungry. I didn't eat it then...so I need a snack right now. Today."
This reasoning completely cracked me up! He hasn't been to school in three days, but to Dylan it's perfectly logical that because he didn't eat his lunch on Monday, I owe him extra food on Thursday. I love that kid.