Ethan: Mom? Where is that cage I used to sleep in?
Ethan: Yeah - that cagey thing I used to sleep in.
Me: Oh! You mean your crib? It's called a crib.
Ethan: But it looks like a cage.
Me: Yes, I suppose you are right. It's in the shed.
Ethan: Why is it in the shed?
Me: Because mommy wants to keep it for when you have babies. You'll bring your babies to visit me and they can sleep in the crib.
Ethan: So I have to buy this house?
Me: No, Dad and I will live in this house.
Ethan: (sigh) Oh goshhh... so I have to build another house now?
Ethan: (in a frustrated voice) But, why do I have to be the dad when I growed up?
Me: Well... do you want to be the mom?
Ethan: No! Mom's have babies.
Ethan: Do I have to get married?
Me: Of course not. You don't ever have to get married if you don't want to.
Ethan: I don't have to get married and I can do whatever I want?
Me: Yes. You do not have to get married and you can do whatever you want.
Ethan: Then... I want to be... (hushed voice) The Ice Cream Man.
Me: Wow. The ice cream man, huh?
Ethan: Oh no! But I don't know how to drive! How am I going to learn?!
Me: Don't worry. We'll teach you how to drive.
Ethan: Then maybe I'll be the... (hushed voice) The Candy Man.
Me: Oookkkaaayyy. That sounds interesting.
Ethan: But I don't know how! (sigh) How do you be a candy man?
Me: I'mmmm noooot....
Ethan: Oh! I really want to be a space man. Is there a thing called a space man?
Me: Yes, there is a thing called a space man. They are called astronauts.
Ethan: Who is going to teach me how to be a space man, mom? (big sigh) I don't know how I am going to learn all this.
Me: You will... you have plenty of time to learn.