It started innocently enough.
"Would you like an egg for breakfast?"
Thing 2 grabs the egg, twirls it in his hands, and then stops. "Where's the chick?"
"How come there is not chick in the egg? I am not eating a dead chick am I?"
"No, the egg wasn't fertilized. Ahh, damn! Why did I go there?"
"Mom! You just swore and where are you going?"
"Sorry. To get your dad."
I race down the hall and Big Man is chuckling because he has heard the entire exchange.
"You haven't had your coffee yet, huh?"
Thing 2 has followed me, eager to get some real answers. "Dad, what is fertilize? why do you need it to get a chick?"
"Umm..well the dad has to sprinkle dad-dust on the egg.."
"What! You are doctor for god's sake! Dad-dust? Geez... you need a lot more than coffee. Come on kid. Want a bagel instead?"