Ernie asks me, "mom, why do horses eats hay?"
Me: "why do you eat cheese?"
Ernie, "Because I _like cheese_ mom"
Me, "well, horses _like_ hay - and grass too." You know, you eat grass, too Ernie. Really? Yes, Ernie. Corn is a grass. So is wheat. We made your brownies from flour. That comes from wheat. And Cheerios - they are made from oats. Oats are a grass.
Ernie, "Mommy, can we plant Cheerios next year in our garden?"
<3 Melt. Love that kid. Happy birthday, baby.