Jed and I sat down to dinner with the kids last week with the intention of telling them something important.
Jed: Mom and I are going to tell you something about our family. I'll give you three guesses what it is, and if you get it right, I'll get you a Slurpee. If you don't get it right, I might get you a Slurpee. Parley, you guess first.
Parley: We have to clean the basement?
Jed: Uh, no. Hazel, your turn. Think about something that might affect our family that mom and I might want to tell you.
Hazel: (looking around, hesitating, doubting) Uh, mom's going to have a baby?
Julian: (interrupting and laughing) NO! We already have a baby!
Jed: Well, Hazel is right. Hazel just earned you guys a Slurpee. Mom is going to have a baby!
Jed: Just because.
Jayne: So is anyone excited?
Hazel: I am.
Julian: I am.
Parley: Uh, 75%.