Scene: Getting S up at 6:50 a.m.
S: Everybody get back to bed! It's like 2 in the morning!
Mom: Actually it's almost 7, which is a great time to get up.
S: But it's dark!
Mom: That's because it's almost winter. The days are getting shorter.
S: Does that mean we stay at school for less time?
Mom: No, there's just less and less sun every day.
S: [ponders] THAT SUCKS!
Scene: Saying prayers with K, who didn't get to go to soccer practice with the big boys because of a biting incident.
M: And help me not to bite, AN-Y-MORE.
K: [looks up with devilish grin, clacks his teeth together and nods his head "yes"]
(I think that is not how I encourage him to stop biting.)